My prayer for today as surgeons in a few hours try to replace the lens in my right eye
The "Giving Tables" were up last night at Ada Bible Church

Lessons I'm learning from my journey to keep my vision intact

A mountain of spaghetti squash
At Horrock's, I saw this mountain of spaghetti squash.


It's been a little more than two weeks since I had major surgery on my right eye to deal with a implanted lens that keeps falling off its anchors.  

In the process of this experience during the past seven plus years, I've learned a lot.  The first time it happened, it was intimidating when I had double vision that wouldn't go away.  Then it was reattached and I took a "stuff happens" kind of attitude.

Then from late 2012 to this year, it happened four more times.  In the process, I was examined by more than a dozen ophthalmologists from various sub-specialities and had a surgery after each time it happened.  Along the way, I had a retinal detachment.

This process made me acutely aware of the importance of my vision and how being able to see is not overrated.  

A vat of radishes with a vibrant red color.
Check this vat of radishes.


I don't know what the future will bring for my eyesight, but I have it now and it's getting closer to normal.  

I was reminded this past week of how thankful I am to be able to see when my wife and I went to Horrock's Farm Market on the edge of the Lansing area.  

The mountains and variety of multi-colored fruit caught my attention right off and so did their shapes.  I hated geometry in high school.  But walking through the store, all I saw was shapes of all kinds and lots of color.

Thank-you God for the vision that I have right now.

Have you ever had Jackfruit?
Have you ever had Jackfruit?