Friday, April 01, 2005

Facing the Unknown

When I read my daily devotion this morning, there was a quote by Corrie Ten Boom waiting for me. It said, "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to an all-knowing God." How appropriate this is for my "dance!" God is really asking me to trust Him with some major "life" decisions this year. And he isn't doing it with just one! But, I do know that He will not give me more than I can handle. So, if things are meant to be, everything will fall into place. Today I called Dr. Merwin's office to make my appointment and will have my evaluation for a cochlear implant on April 21st! Every time I think about the possibilities of being able to hear "real" sound, I am overwhelmed with emotion and have to hold back the tears. But, I am also trying not to get my hopes up too quickly. God is good, all the time. And all the time, God is good. Today has been a good day.

4 comments:

Sister Allison said...

Wow, Laurie,

Good Luck! I love you no matter what. You have seen a side of God I can only wonder about. Now, you may have a chance to see (or hear) a side of God that I love. Hiking in the quiet noise of the woods with the birds chirping, the wind through the trees, the sounds of a water fall, the sound of a loved one's voice, a beautiful song sung, the softest melancholy note from a violin and sooo much more. There is so much to see and hear and touch and smell and taste. I do believe that when one sense is less, the others are heightened. But each one is so special in its own way.

Laurie, I hope you get what you want. If you do, you will probably have to adjust to the "noise" of our world. I have had to adjust to the noise and light pollution up here in the Detroit area. You know how I sometimes take a break from your family when I visit because I am not used to all the people for so many hours at one time. I love your family but when you aren't used to something, it can affect you. So, if you are a candidate and the operation is successful, I will certainly be here for you to lean on and talk to if & when the noise of the world may be difficult to bear.

If this works, will it make flying easier for you? I hope so, because I know you and Steve want to travel the world.

Time for bed. Good Luck Dear Sister!

Love,
Allison

Jessi said...

Oh, Laurie, I am so happy for you. This is so exciting! I pray you are a great candidate for this implant. Everything is going to be perfect. This way your ears can lose as much weight as they want! You have so much to experience! The little birds are beautiful this time of year, the rivers and streams, and Marissa’s wonderful voice in song. The list could go on forever. I wish you the best of Luck!

Etta said...

Laurie,

We are praying all goes well for you in the evaluation! I could hear the excitement thru your e-mail!

Love, Etta

Tonya said...

GOOD LUCK AND YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.

LOVE YA TONYA