Counting Our Blessings

Counting Our Blessings

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Another Miracle

I read the following story below and was reminded of how much our Lord is in control.  It is so easy to get wrapped up in the prognosis of our diseases, the gloomy percentages and what the doctors say the long term effects may be.  The truth is they are just man like you and I. People who easily make mistakes and don't know it all. They can only go on what they have seen.  They are not God who is soverign over all.  God's word says in Mark 10:27 "With man it is impossible, but not with God.  For all things are possible with God."

I am so in awe....

today was the start of a long week of hospital appointments for the kids.

A week that I thought would be grueling has me hardly able to take a breath and feeling like I am floating on air!

Some of you may remember that last year we walked through a nightmare....
thinking our son was going to lose his vision,

then finding out he had Albinism and low vision.

The things we were told:

* He had at best 20/50 vision (with glasses)

* It was anatomically impossible for it to ever improve (he was literally born without a fovea in either eye so his eyes would NEVER be able to focus better)

* He may never be able to drive

* He would need special dark pencils, classroom aid equipment etc. because he REALLY struggled with low contrast stuff

* He could not do any sports where a ball or object was coming at him

* It may not be safe for him to ride a bike much longer

We were SO excited that he would still have some vision and amazed at God's grace in that.

We started appointments with the Low Vision Clinic,

added a second pair of 'desk' glasses for up close work,

added a 'powerdome' to help him read,

added an Android tablet to help him make letters bigger....

all of these things were helping alot but we knew down the road he would probably need more help in the classroom.

So today we had our scheduled Low Vision Clinic meeting to run tests and see where we were at....

The doctor started testing....

and he kept saying, "are you seeing what I'm seeing?"

I kept nodding my head as I wiped away tears....

That anatomically impossible deal?

* He is now seeing 20/25 (with glasses)!!!

* He is seeing completely 'normal' in low contrast stuff....

* The doctor said, "I cannot even call him 'low vision' anymore....because he isn't!"

* His vision is completely in the NORMAL range in all categories!!!!!

* The doctor said that he has "no explanation" for the progress...

* We have been discharged from the Low Vision Clinic and never have to go there again!!!!!!!

I am stunned and the tears just keep coming....

For some reason God has chosen to return sight to my little guy...He has heard our cries.

I will never, EVER forget watching Parker leap down the Doernbecher hallways singing, "I'm a miracle!" to everyone who passed him by.

Praising God with all my heart!!!!!

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