I told you all that this week I would be sharing posts from the Compassion Bloggers Dominican Republic trip. It seems like lately I have a whole lot of stuff going on and I haven’t had much time to write or to get over and read many of my favorite blogs. I finally sat down to write last night but couldn’t write because last night I had panic about my eyesight again. Over the past few days I seem to have developed a glow around the blind spot in my eye. Every since I had the retinal vein occlusion 4 years ago I’ve had a blind spot that I can’t see with both eyes open. But last night there it was, a glowing ring around the blind spot.
Once the panic set in and I found my self praying for God to just help me go back to the way it used to be. Back to the way it used to be before I had the eye issues, back to the way it was when I didn’t notice my eyes much or even think of them at all.
Right in the middle of my prayer I realized that will never be possible again, because things are different now. Before the eye issues I just woke up every day never paying to much thought to my eyesight but nowadays the minute I open my eyes in the morning I immediately check to see that I still can see and then I say a prayer of thanks because nowadays I am so grateful for my eyesight, which is something I never thought about until I lost part of it.
Four years ago I went to bed seeing normal and woke up in the morning with a blind spot in my eye. Just like that…I went to bed fine and I woke up not fine. We just never know what is waiting around the bend for us.
Nothing on this earth is guaranteed except for God.
When we go to bed God is here and when we wake up He is still here. No matter what, God is always here. I am not really sure what my eyesight has to do with the Compassion Bloggers in the Dominican Republic. Maybe it’s the fact that I could have been born there instead of here and life just looks so extremely hard there. Sometimes I think my life is hard here but then as I have followed along with the Compassion bloggers stories this week, some I read in anguish because of the hardships they have seen there. But something I have noticed is though they have seen hardship they all also have seen something else. GOD… God is there in the Dominican Republic and somehow in the middle of it all , even in the anguish, there is hope to be found. No matter where we live we never know what is around the bend for us and nothing is guaranteed except for God AND he is the source of our hope.
At the beginning of the blogger trip I had planned that I would share a post a day but there are just to many posts that are so good I can’t seem to decide on which ones to share, so today I am sharing a link to all the posts so that you can read every single one of them if you’d like.–> Compassion Bloggers in Dominican Republic. I am going to warn you to get the box of tissues out before you start reading!
Before I leave I have one more thing I want to share with you today. Compassion has set up a special page that shows the children who are sponsored from the blog posts, tweets, Facebook, Pinterest etc. during this trip. If you would like to see the children who now have new sponsors click the link below. So far 133 children have new sponsors! Yay!