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 :)