Every once in a while The Universe decides to remind me of things that I tend to forget such as: not giving in to fear caused by my slow vision loss from my
finally officially diagnosed wet AMD (macular degeneration). Sunday (June 2) is a perfect example of The Universe speaking to me again.
Sunday started out as any other day — that is until the rain turned into thunderstorms and someone hit a tree in the early evening (before dark) and took out the electricity in about a 5 mile radius. It looked like the problem would be fixed before dark, but that didn’t happen. Once I realized it would be dark when and if the power was restored I got out my trusty big flashlight; you know the kind — the ones that take the big square battery — and sat it on the bed with me. I had already opened my window to let in some of the cool breeze the heavy rain had created, and was carrying a mini LED light in my shorts’ pocket.
As the light slowly dwindled I sat on my bed pondering my future and the increasing absence of light. I thought I would be scared, but instead felt some strange calmness overtake me as I thought about Mom and how she often said how grateful she was that she wasn’t “blacked out completely.” That’s the thing about God and The Universe: Sometimes the messages come in the strangest ways. Onward…
- Living Well With Age-Related Macular Degeneration (webmd.com)
- Life After Vision Loss for Patients Suffering With Macular Degeneration (ARMD) (maculardegenerationmd.com)