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just my luck.

the other day, i found a crisp ol' twenty flying around the parking lot in front of jo-ann fabrics.  and i was all, thanks god for blessing me with this here jackson and making me someone who crafts and is a stay-at-home mom and therefore finds themselves at jo-ann fabrics at 1:00 on a thursday.  to be honest, after i got over the guilt of not being able to give it back to its rightful owner, i was feeling pretty darn lucky and downright good about myself.

but then penelope developed a lazy eye and i was all, yeah that's about right.  can't keep the lucky streak going for long before the pendulum swings back in the other direction and your un-vision-insured daughter has an urgent eye issue. 

so she has an appointment this morning to figure out the cause and severity and urgency and whatever of the lazy eye issue.  not to mention she already had an appointment scheduled for january (strategically after her insurance kicks in) because they've already established she's incredibly far-sighted and will most likely be needing glasses asap.  bum.mer.

so i'm hoping someone out there will read this and respond to our desperate cry for help prayer.  we're hoping her severely crossing eye isn't indicative of anything bad that's happened (one particular fall recently could have reasonably been cause for a detached retina, for instance) or has caused any permanent vision loss.  we're also praying (and hoping you will too) that if she needs glasses - or worse, surgery - that it won't be such an urgent need that it'll have to happen before her vision insurance kicks in on january 1.  mainly, we're hoping you'll pray that god will heal all of her vision issues without too much event or expense.  (if he wants to spit on her eyes or put mud on them or whatever else they did in the bible, i'm all for it.  i'm just praying he heals her.)

i'm also praying that this isn't just another 'had it coming' kind of episode where my kid has to wear an eye patch (common therapy for lazy eye) simply because i decided to deride people for dressing up as pirates.  because it would just serve to prove my suspicion that this is a cruel, cruel universe we live in, and that's a pretty crappy truth to have to face coming up on the christmas season and all.

4 comments :

realifemotherhood said...

Praying for Penelope!

Life As We See It said...

Praying for Penelope too! We went through eye patching and surgery with Bennett so I can totally relate to how you are feeling...

Tori said...

Love you little Penelope peanut. I am praying for you right now.

Danielle said...

Praying!! Jess (sister) had a lazy eye too - it was adorable. She ended up having surgery on it, but to my knowledge, it wasn't caused by trauma or anything other than "bad luck". If Penelope is the same as Jess, it wouldn't be immediately necessary. I'm praying it's the same situation!! (and for healing)