I went for my final, and I mean final eye exam. No more eye poking or prodding. When she took out this contraption yesterday and pushed the button on the side and three needles popped out that she was going to stick in my eye without numbing drops, I broke out in a cold sweat. My least favorite part was the oops part. She said that three times. Then I asked the doctor why my first lens isn't as clear as the second lens and he said, " Well that is my fault, do you remember when you first came in and we took measurements? Well your eye was so bad that the machine couldn't read your eye so I had to guess."
So there you have it, it took six months. I went to my first eye visit on January 4th and finished up on June 4th. I feel like I have got out of school.
Yesterday was a beautiful morning, I took my devotional things outside on the porch and was really deep in thought when I looked up and what did I see?
I am constantly giving every thing I own and all that I am back to the Lord. This is his property, we are but stewards. As I have learned with the eye trial. I knew that God could have just healed my eyes, without me going through it all, but He didn't. He wanted to teach me that trusting Him was better.
So I do, even if, we do move, even if they take all of the houses, even if... God has a plan and as I am reminded daily, being able to see, and given this gift, is better than I could have dreamed, God has a plan and it too will be better than I have ever dreamed. So I will trust Him.
I am always surprised to look back at the things that seemed so scary and huge and to find that none of it was and that it was all good and all of it for a wonderful reason, to make me a better person and to trust in ways I never thought of before.
I hope you have a lovely rest of the week. We will hit the ole triple digits this weekend. I keep hoping I will have time to sit and stitch again. Not to mention blogging.
Have a wonderful day,
"This earthly life is a battle," said Ma. "If it isn't one thing to contend with, it's another. It always has been so, and always will be. The sooner you make up your mind to that, the better off you are, and the more thankful for your pleasures."
---Little Town on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1941