The Manor at Perry Village

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A couple of months ago I started going to Perry Village (a local nursing home) once a week.  Tonight was my night to go again.  I’ve built a relationship with two ladies in particular and tonight visited someone new.  She was crocheting the tops to kitchen towels, and as a friend recently requested I send her some (she’s in Alaska so there’s not much to choose from up there!) I asked if I could buy a couple, which I did.  She has lost almost all the vision in her left eye and she let me pray for her.  Nothing changed, but that doesn’t stop me from praying :)

One of the other ladies is legally blind (in both eyes) and I prayed for her as well.  I think I’ve prayed for her five or six times now, and I’m not giving up on her either.  There’s a lot I don’t understand about healing, but I know we both have the faith for it!  Still, I think of Heidi Baker and how she prayed for blind people for a year before she had her breakthrough (three in one day!).  Someday I’ll have mine.  I can feel my faith growing and it almost makes me giddy inside!  Seriously.  It’s hard to explain, but something’s shifted within the past week and I just have to smile when I think about what God is doing.

Next time I go in I hope to take my laptop so I can type out stories the one lady is going to share with me.  I threw an idea out at her tonight about putting some together in book form for her children for Christmas and she really liked it.  I asked if she could get some of her pictures to scan and she’s going to check into that.  The activities director thinks it’s a great idea and said her daughter would love something like that.  We’re going to try to keep it a surprise.  I think it’ll give my friend something to look forward to when I come to visit and would be a way of leaving a legacy to her children.  I wish I’d have done it with my grandmother.  What am I saying?  My mom’s still alive!  I need to do it with her!

I did get down to visit her on Monday, taking Connor with me.  My sister came over too, and we had a great time together.  Mom thanked me for coming (I know it meant a lot to her), and I’m going to try to make it a once-a-month thing.  She’s the first great-grandchild.  Hope she’s around for a few more, too :)

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