Simple things Sunday: gratitude

{same disclosure as the last post: if I don’t catch a typo, it’s probably because my sight is still a bit iffy}

When I first heard the news about my eye on Thursday (catch the whole saga here), one of the things that I was concerned about was the possibility of actually seeing again. Or at least seeing well enough to continue taking pictures. I love taking pictures. It’s one of the ways I relax. But it’s also how I memory keep. I love being able to look back on photos of the kids and see how they were then and how they’ve changed now. I realized I wasn’t quite ready to let that sight go. I had always thought that if I had to choose between my sight and my hearing, I’d choose to keep my hearing. But now I’m pretty sure that’s changed.

I spent a few minutes this afternoon snapping a few photos of some fruit that was on the table.

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Nothing horribly fancy, just some patters/color that I found interesting. And I was grateful to be able to see that. Again note, I took the pictures and did the editing with only partial clarity in my sight, so if these are a little off, then…. oh well, I guess I’ll have to see them later when my sight gets back to whatever it gets back to.

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I’m grateful to God that He created such beauty in this world. I’m glad that he’s given me a camera with which to capture it. I’m also grateful that God invented doctors to fix troublesome spots in our body. Although I did ask for a miracle of healing before I went in for the surgery (I didn’t get it), I’m not disappointed in Him. It just means I have some more things I have to learn, whatever they may be. And that’s OK.

For now, I’m heading to bed. A day of doctors phone calls and possibly appointments follows tomorrow.

~Ruth Anne

Linking up with Simple Things Sunday and Texture Tuesday

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