Dear Lord I am grateful to you for the strength and courage to have done so many things to improve my life, both personally and creatively, these last 14 years.
I am grateful to you for preserving my eyesight thru cataract surgery, and for helping me survive my own carelessness by healing my broken ankle.
While I know I still need to build strength in that leg and ankle, I have faith that their healing will continue.
I am grateful to you for guiding my thoughts, and actions, these last 2 years toward not only learning new computer skills, but discovering writings, and new friends that have encouraged and inspired me to think about my future in new ways.
I am grateful to you for guiding my thoughts toward building a better future, and finding a new beginning, personally and creatively, and career-wise, in Houston, TX.
It has not been easy trying to settle in to my new life here, with no job yet, and my unemployment running out in December, and my new computer in need of fixing, but I have not lost my faith and belief that I am in the right place at this time in my life.
As I write this one more challenge has reared its head, and it has me scared and worried, but I have faith that I will make it through this difficulty, too, and move forward with my life in new and positive ways.
Today I was standing on a street corner when my vision, in my left eye, went suddenly blurry. This is the same eye that has been the cause of my very bad nearsightedness since age 5, and the eye for which I had cataract surgery done.
I at first thought I got something in my eye, and tried to rinse, but to no avail, then a friend suggested I look into retinal detachment.
What I read there seems like what is happening to my eye, but I can’t be sure, even though it is something a very nearsighted person, or one who has had cataract surgery, might experience.
Another friend suggested I go to Urgent Care, but none are open this late in the evening, or accept my Care Credit Card as payment.
I finally found Houston Eye Institute, which does, and has branches open on Saturday, and is the premiere vision care facility in the nation.
Dear Lord, I ask that you look out for me, and my eyesight, and guide me safely through the night, and help me make the right decisions, going forward, that will help me save the vision in this eye.
Give me strength to not be afraid, the courage to carry on, come what may, knowing that you are there leading me toward a better life personally and creatively.