Welcome to week TWENTY-TWO of my dear, dear friend Patty Wysong's From A 2 Z 4 U and me. We're working through the alphabet - one letter each Tuesday. No rules, other than your post has to relate to the letter of the week. Link up at Ordinary Lives and check out everyone else's post. Click on the graphic above for more details, and stop by Patty's blog to link up.
Then I remembered a "V word" that has a great impact on my life, especially over the past eight years. And that word is VISION.
My eyesight isn't the best - 20/400, to be exact. I've had glasses (or contacts - briefly, anyway) since sixth grade. My husband has been in corrective lenses since first grade. So, even before eight years ago, vision was an issue. We just assume our kids will eventually need glasses.
|After his first brain surgery|
|The patch helps with brightness|
About five years ago (three year after Marc's turmor was found), I wrote a story for the FaithWriters writing challenge about sight and vision. While it isn't true, I don't think I could have written it if my husband and I hadn't been through what we did. Click here if you'd like to read "Crystal Clear." Even though it's one of my very early entries, it's probably one of my very faves.
So, that's my V. Be sure to stop by Peejers' blog for more V posts (and be back here for next week's - I already know what I'm doing with "W" :D).
Traveling Rough Roads With God's Strength
Marc's story is so amazing. I'm glad you both have stuck with each other and grown closer together. Something like this could have separated you and has separated so many other couples, even less problems than this. Love you, Jo!!!ReplyDelete
I agree with what Laury says- it's through God and your love for one another that keeps your marriage together. Eager to read the full story!ReplyDelete
This was difficult to read, I lost my first husband because of a brain tumor. I'm so glad your story has a happy ending.ReplyDelete
I had never read your entry "Crystal Clear." It's a great story, and so is your story of you and Marc. I pray that God will bring just the right agent and publisher into your life soon.ReplyDelete
Praying that God prospers Ailing Body Nourished Soul according to His divine plan. I admire you and Marc so much! Hugs!ReplyDelete
Blessings on you and Marc! It sounds like you've both been extraordinarily blessed already, but I know God's good things don't stop there!ReplyDelete
Reading this reminds me of another v-word, victory. He's triumphantly handled vision challenges.ReplyDelete
So glad that God's vision and focus never fail. The love between you and Marc is inspirational on so many levels. Thank you for being transparent and sharing with us :)ReplyDelete
WOW, Joanne! Such an amazing testimony of love and covenant marriage! Bless you both!ReplyDelete
I have 20/400 vision as well, also since the 6th grade. Teachers sent me to the school nurse because I would read the chalkboard by pulling the skin at the outer corners of my eyes (flattened the cornea). *G*