That's what I keep saying to myself. "It's not that bad, it's just that it's ONE MORE THING." Just got back from the pediatric opthamologist who decided Connie needs glasses. That's right, he'll be sporting spectacles after we get back from Texas (we're going for his cousin's baptism). His eyesight has improved, but he is still farsighted and also has mild astigmatism in both eyes. They said that these put him at a higher risk for developing crossed eyes. The doctor who examined him thought Dr. Tychsen would just send us home and bring us back in 6-9 months to check and at that time give him glasses if he hadn't improved. This was not to be. As soon as we get back into town we'll be going back down to Children's to get him fitted for glasses. He has to wear them at all times that he's awake except swimming and bath time. I'm so bummed. Not because of how he'll look or fear that he won't like wearing them. And I know that compared to where we were 10 months ago this is so irrelevant and not a big deal. It's just that it's one more thing. I know it sounds ungrateful, it's just where I'm at.
Baby Cate was called home to meet Jesus. Please remember her parents, Charlie and Ali, and her sister and brother, Ella and Dude (aka Charlie) in your prayers tonight as they mourn the loss of their precious, beautiful little evangelist. In her short 7 months here on earth her story managed to bring countless souls to Christ. God Bless the Cantrells.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Monday, June 23, 2008
This time we are asking for you to get on your knees and pray for Baby Cate Cantrell. I just got word of her tonight and read her blog and was floored by the faith of her parents. What an incredible family and witness to the Lord, even as they face such struggles. Please visit her blog and post a message of encouragement to her parents as they sit vigil at her bedside.
Posted by Erin Beckemeier at 10:15 PM