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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Your DYing Spouse 180 - Sheesh

Almost missed today's post, which would have been kind of a first, as I don't like not to meet a goal. And my goal here is to be consistent.

However...two abscessed teeth and the related damage to vision in my left eye (hope it comes back!) put writing pretty far down the priority list.

But not all the way, because in spite of a new chapter of pain, and having to re-learn depth perception on the fly (my left eye is covered by a homemade and hokey-looking patch)...there's good here, and that good is found in God's grace.

It's found in the fact that for whatever reason, I really don't resent this. It's not that I'm a particularly good person, and I can have a truly nasty temper (wanna play golf with me? I thought not). But the 'resentment gene', or whatever it is, just isn't there. It's really OK.

Prefer not to have it, sure. But that's not what's happening. So...it's OK.

The other part of the grace is found in Sylvia, who has been sitting up with me through some long nights. She would much rather go sleep in the bathtub (yes, she does), but duty has called and she is less than six inches away.

Life's good. period.

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  1. Regarding your vision loss, here's an interesting answer to prayer I had. When I learned I had ocular melanoma and might go blind in one eye I asked people to pray that I wouldn't worry about it. The next day while walking my dog a tune kept running through my head. I realized it was the One Eyed, One Horned Flying Purple People Eater. Every time I started to worry I'd think of that song and laugh instead.
    As they didn't say in Star Wars, may the purple people eater be with you. ;-)

  2. Beautiful. Making peace with misfortune truly is a God thing. Sure hope your eye improves and infections take a hike. We would have missed you if you didn't write today. GBU. Still praying, I'm serious.

  3. Life IS good and glad to hear you embracing it!! Good that you have Sylvia with you during those nights when you are needing to have her nearby! And, yes, God's grace!!!

    Prayers for you and Barb and Sylvia and Strawberry and...any"one" else hanging around!!