Seeing Life Through Fuzzy Eyes

Quitting Coffee:  It's been three weeks, four days, fifteen hours, three minutes and seventeen seconds since my last cup of coffee... but then who's counting?  Not me.  Quitting was easyIn fact, coffee is not even on my mind anymore... 

Now, I know you are thinking, "Ah ha!  That's why Lynn hasn't been posting recipes... she's been brain-dead from a lack of caffeine!" 

However... the REAL REASON for the lack of recipes lately, is a bit more exciting than simply forfeiting cups of java...  

EYES.  It's my eyes.  Pain.  Blurriness.  Changing vision every hour or so. 

I had surgery on my eyes awhile back, and sadly the physician ended up losing his medical license because he blinded so many of his patientsOther physicians told me I would never heal (never) from all the cuts the surgeon did to me.  Several doctors recommended that I get a seeing-eye dog for the blind.  But most recently to compound my "eye story" the corneal specialists and ophthalmologists say I have glaucoma, cataracts, etc. 

Whatever.  Phish Posh.  I'm telling you ~ going to the eye doctor can be a real downer sometimes...

Now just to let you know:  I DO SEE I just see differently than most people.  In fact, ophthalmologists often say to me, "We know you see... we just don't know HOW you do it."  I just tell them.  "It's a God-thing!"  Obviously it is a God-thing.  Sheesh!  According to many doctors, I should have been completely blind years ago... but I'm NOT.

Well,  anyway.  Back to the COFFEE.  I decided to give it up since it might help my eyes feel less dry and caffeine is supposedly not good for folks with glaucoma.  So there you have it!  (That's my story and sticking to it!)

But.... don't worry!  Soon I'm sure my eyes will be more comfortable and less fuzzy.  I'm praying about it; and may I invite you to pray for me, too?  I would really like that!  YOU ROCK!!!

Right now, I have about ten pairs of glasses with all different strengths to help me see.  So soon you won't be having to ask me, "Lynn, where are my recipes?  Where's my recipe for gluten-free cornbread?  And gluten-free pizza dough? And..."

Precious friends, you are always on my heart!  I love you, care about you and soon there will be an abundance of great recipes again.  HUGS!

Have a super day!  Lynn

"So do not fear, 
for I am with you; 
Do not be dismayed, 
for I am your God. 
I will strengthen you 
and help you; 
I will uphold you 
with My righteous right hand."

Isaiah 41:10 NIV 


Anonymous said...

Lynn. My thoughts and prayers will be with you each day I read my recipes to cook. May your eye sight be restored through God's will not our own (my selfish will is for your pizza dough :))

I hope you have a beautiful blessed day


Anonymous said...

Praying for you during this time.
Thank you for your recipes, we love them!

Lynn Peterson said...

Hiya! Hiya!

Thank you soooooo much for writing and for your prayers!!! What FUN it will be when I get more recipes for you all! (And Kimberly, I'll be sure to post the pizza dough recipe ASAP!)

Thanks again precious, most WONDERFUL friends!!!


M Houston said...

Lynn! God bless you! Your spirit, your love for God and your family, your pancakes AND your cookies are a blessing to us all. You are in my thoughts for the complete healing of your eyes if God so wills it. Knowing that whatever is HIS will,you are truly HIS instrument. What an inspiration you are my dear!! What a joy to read your posts and try your recipes. You my dear, is what a Christian is all about! Thank you!
Fondly, Jane

Lynn Peterson said...

Hi Jane!

Thank you so much for your encouraging note! You are such an "upper!"

Hugs and BIG smiles to YOU, Lynn

Juanita said...

Oh Lynn, I'm so sorry to hear of your eye troubles. That's very sad.

Lynn Peterson said...

Hi Juanita!

So good to hear from you!

Vision: Yeah, sometimes it can be challenging! But the good thing is... these challenges make me truly THANKFUL for the vision I do have! Hooray!

I'm still trying trying to figure out how to blog... my plan is to set the timer for 10 minutes, then take a break. Write again for 10 minutes - take a break, etc. I've always focused on a project until completion so this will be a NEW WAY to do things!

Thanks again for writing, Juanita!

Big HUGS to YOU! Lynn

Anonymous said...

Prayers for you tonight for God's continued healing in your life. It's so refreshing to read your blog, and we love your recipes!

Lynn Peterson said...

Thank you so much!!!!

Debi said...

Hi Lynn, I am so sorry to hear of your eye problems. God always provides a way. I also recently received a difficult life-long diagnosis. The Isaiah verse is the bomb! That is all we need to know, who depend on Him so completely. I enjoy your blog and it encourages me. Soooo delicious too. My prayers are with you.

Lynn Peterson said...

Hi Debi!

Oh precious friend, my prayers are with you! It is challenging to receive a difficult life-long diagnosis - but... I KNOW THAT GOD IS HOLDING YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND!
You are precious and greatly loved!
Big HUGS to YOU! Lynn

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynn!

I'm just wondering how you are doing. We've enjoyed many of your recipes, especially your vanilla cupcakes.

Thinking of you, Kelly

Lynn Peterson said...

Hi Wonderful Kelly!

Thanks so much for writing! Oh, I am so glad you have enjoyed the Vanilla Cupcakes! (If you like those, you will have to give my World's Best Cinnamon Coffee Cake a try - it is my son's favorite recipe of all time)

I hope to get back to writing ASAP!

Much love to you! Lynn