I Cried Over One Leaf Just Now

June 3, 2008 at 4:33 pm 7 comments

I got out of the house a few moments ago and walked to the mailbox just to stir around a bit in between rests.  TV still bothersome, there is little to “do” that I enjoy that doesn’t involve detail work, dust, and sunlight!

I looked up, and I saw a leaf.


Not trees or blurry green things…but individual leaves.

I realized when I looked up, it was still blurry, so I noted it, but it didn’t get my attention.

I just went to the the sink and looked up outside my window…and there they were again.  Leaves…many of them, with crisp edges.  My left eye is still blurred enough that it’s taking some of the shine off the moment, but it’s happening.  I’m starting to SEE.  I teared up.  I wanted to call many of you, but after my first two calls failed, I decided to blog.  I’ll send this to The Hub to capture the moment.

Oh!  I wonder if in the morning, when I wake up, if I will be able to see.  Not haze or blur…but see. I wonder if the worry will be gone…or much lessened.

I wonder if I can soon cry out the stress of this week!  Perhaps that won’t be needed once I start partying!  I’ll be telling all my girlfriends how beautiful you are!

I wonder if I will roll over to a kiss on a man I can see and thank him real good.

I wonder if I will sneak upstairs to see the faces of my children again.

In a week, perhaps I will celebrate being able to see the time ticking on the microwave clock?

I’ve already been celebrating small victories:  my alarm clock, my watch at normal arms length, my toes {though still a little blurry, I don’t mind that!}.

As a pre-teen, I used to test God to see if he would heal (1.)  my pimples, and (2.)  my vision.  Neither were to be at that time.

Now, my healing is coming.

It came with cost.

It came with travel.

It came with fear.

It came with pain.

But, perhaps it is on it’s way.

I praise my Lord God!  I praise Him for the miracles of science and recovery of sight for the near-blind.  What an unbelievable journey.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. touchofglory  |  June 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Bless your heart! I’m so happy for you!

  • 2. awomansdevotion  |  June 3, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Praise the Lord!!!! I am so excited. I remember one of my dear friends getting glasses in the 4th grade. Her very first remark after getting glasses was about the leaves and being able to see the edges. Amazing that doctors can now let you see the “edges” without glasses!!

  • 3. Kimberly  |  June 3, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Yeah for you!!!

  • 4. Cindy  |  June 3, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    I am so glad to hear that your are finally coming to your destination. I know every day will better and pray for you that the visit to the doctor tomorrow is good.

  • 5. Re-Re  |  June 4, 2008 at 8:47 am

    So, happy to “see” that your eyes are improving so that you can rejoice in the beauty of leaves. I forget daily how blessed I am just to be able to see with contacts/glasses. Our prayers are still with you and will give God the glory for your continued improvement!
    Love ya,

  • 6. Misty  |  June 4, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Oh how wonderful! I remember that same feeling when I first got glasses. I hadn’t realized how much I COULDN”T see until I got my glasses at 10 years old. Everything had an outline! Maybe I’ll get brave enough to have the surgery so I can see that well without anything!

  • 7. Under His Wings  |  June 4, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    PRAISE Him–I’m tellin’ you, He amazes me with His leaves, the beauty and intricacy of His creative majesty–and for you to be able to SEE that–it makes me cry too–thanks for blogging–it’s a testimony to HE WHO IS ABLE TO DO MORE ABUNDANTLY THAN WHAT WE COULD ASK OR IMAGINE–

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