It’s subtle but daylight is sticking around much later than 4:30 p.m. Each day is staying longer by a minute; the cumulative effects add up. We love longer days and feeling the stillness of warm afternoons.
Here’s an abrupt subject change.
Since yesterday I deleted a few drafts of possible blog posts. Now I realize it’s me beating around the bush trying to ignore what the ophthalmologist told me last Monday: vitreous tear. Ack! Googling it is not helpful since you’re bombarded with worst case scenarios and general information that doesn’t specifically apply to me.
I’ve been careful not to lift heavy objects or to bend over where my head touches ankles. Kids have been more mindful to help me, even volunteering. It’s something new: Elliot helped me change the aquarium water and fold laundry; Ellis makes my iced coffee; Chris already does a lot for me (whenever I need or ask).
I’m meeting virtually with the ophthalmologist tomorrow morning. I have questions and need more information! Better to be informed and get perspective than assume the worst. This nervous assumption casts a gloomy shadow over me that’s not doing anyone a favor. It’s too much anxiety waiting four weeks before I meet with the doctor again. I want to clarify the current prognosis so I can organize my thoughts and emotions. How true Francis Bacon’s quote rings: “Knowledge is power.”
What a journey this is…vague and sobering. I’ll navigate this experience as I have done others; it’s opening my eyes (no pun intended) to another world I’m unfamiliar with and increasing my sensitivity to others with vision issues.
Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!