Sunday, November 29, 2009

Touched by the Healer, Touched by You

Thank you so much to all of you who have tirelessly been praying for me!  It is so touching to be so loved by each one of you.

I wanted to let you know that I am indeed seeing some improvement in my vision.  On Tuesday, I was completely blind in my left eye.  Today, I can see some shadows and shades of gray at short distances.  The team of doctors treating me were very encouraged on Friday when they saw the rapid progress I had made. 

I thank God that today is my last intravenous treatment, and that I will now be taking three weeks of a much lower dose oral treatment which should have very few side effects.  We are looking forward to getting home sometime this coming week but will return in a few weeks to see the Dr. 

If you would like to pray for me specifically today, you can ask our loving and gracious Father to help me focus on each day as it comes.  Right now, two weeks from now, or even tomorrow is just too overwhelming to think about.  One thing I do know is that His grace is sufficient FOR TODAY!  So pray I will dwell there. 

You can also pray for the process of regaining sight.  We are so thankful for any improvement, but it seems like the more I see out of that left eye, the more disoriented I become.  Pray that I will slow down, be gracious with myself and not expect too much and also that I will not be fearful in public when there is much noise and activity surrounding me. 

God is so gracious and kind, and His love has been poured out upon us.  We are truly grateful to Him and to each one of you for your part in carrying us through this journey.  You are very loved. 

11 comments:

Betty said...

Just know, we will keep praying! And take one day at a time.

Julie said...

Thank you so much for the update! I am rejoicing with you at the great news of progress and we continue to lift you up here... in many prayer circles! May God's grace be sufficient for you today; rest in Him, dear one.

The Herd said...

I don't know if you or your hubby or someone will check your blog...but I pray for you and know that since the Lord has spoken to you about this...This is a gift--He knows all about this and is in Control...so very nice to remember!
Praying for you.
Karen

Brenda said...

I've been praying for you since I heard of your struggle. I'll continue to pray that you regain your sight. Glad to hear of the progress.

a56piano said...

I finally logged on to coffegirl and read (well, tasted - i need to take a little time and really savor that cup of coffee).. Anyway... I decided to hope over here and check out your blog. Just know that for every comment you recieve my bet is that you have dozens of non-commenters who are praying for you. Grace, grace... and more grace on you.

Ashley L. @ Missionary Moms said...

Praise God! This is such good news! We'll keep praying!

Becky Aguirre said...

Definitely great news, Shilo, so glad to hear that you continue to improve! And I continue to pray for grace and healing, if God so wills. Becky

Phyllis said...

We just got back from a trip, and I found a prayer request about you waiting in my Inbox, from my home church (Circle Community in FL). Praying!

Andy and Jennifer said...

I don't know you at all, but I am praying for you! He is faithful! I have been challenged to remember that He is sovereign and sweet; may He be both to you!

jennykate77 said...

You had been on my heart and I meant to stop by your blog yesterday and didn't. I'm praying for you. I read through your blog and caught up on what is going on. You are definitely going to be in my prayers continuously and I am going to turn your name in to a couple of prayer chains. God is good and faithful and he will see you through this situation. I'm praying that he wraps you in his tender loving care and comforts you when you feel anxious or scared. Hugs and lots of love. I'll be checking back for an update...a good update.

Rebecca said...

Hi, Shilo!
I just clicked over from the Missionary Mom blog. You're in my prayers, sister!!! Don't overdo!!!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails