A Day to Smile

1. My brother Micheal’s eye is doing well after surgery. AND University of Washington has said that they will cover all the costs, which is huge. The surgery was on Friday and it was today that my dad took Michael to Seattle for the doctor to check on how healing is going–it’s fine and Mitch doesn’t have to be back for a couple weeks. We’re all incredibly thankful for God’s provision through this; 40 years ago (or less) doctors would have been able to do nothing more than apologize and tell him that he was blind for life. Click here for an explanation on what a detached Retina with seven holes means. In my brother’s case it was most likely brought on by his being extremely nearsighted.

2. We had our final “walk through” of our new house. Next time we come through the door it’ll be as owners–keys and all, ready to move in. The builder went through a detailed inspection on our new house, or Lot 9, marking little bits that need touching up before we move in. The closing on our new place should be complete within the next week.


Carly, 8 1/2 months old

7 Responses to “A Day to Smile”

  1. Marylin says:

    So glad all went well with your brother’s op – it’s amazing what they can do these days, isn’t it? Love the pic of Carly, I can’t believe she’s 8.5 months old already!

  2. lauren says:

    good news about the eye! I am terrified of having a detached retina – I am horribly nearsighted, too. I know the warning signs so I should be okay, I just hope it never comes to that!

    Congrats on the house purchase! That is so exciting – just think of all the room you’ll have to spread out and run around. :) yay!

  3. Kathie says:

    Wonderful news about your NEW house!! This is SO exciting:). I’m so glad to hear that your brother’s sight is likely to return, and that UW was so accommodating about the bill. I’ve seen a bunch of the docs in ophthalmology there; wonder if we had any of the same ones…

  4. Corie says:

    Look at that cute face!

    Chloe has the Squishy Turtle book too! :)

  5. Jess says:

    How is she 8.5 months already?!

    The photo change is actually part of the theme here: http://www.blog.ordinary.ch/ I can dig out the code, though, if you’d like.

  6. lauren says:

    Happy Birthday, Laura :)

  7. GrammaMomma says:

    Happy Birthday, Sweetie!
    This is my favorite picture of Carly; may I ‘borrow’ it? It will go so well with the poem I’m going to write about the sweet little girl.
    Yes; it is a day to smile. I’m so thankful for all the good news about Michael’s eye surgery, too.

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