Today is my birthday and I quite often go out for the day but this year I am at home as DH had a cataract operation yesterday so we are keeping things relaxed for a change. I am pleased to report that the op went well and DH reports some improvement so all is good so far.
Yesterday after the op
I keep nagging him not to overwork the eye but it's falling on deaf ears! Actually he has the ability to only use one eye at a time as his left eye is lazy so he is actually resting it while he looks at the screen with the other eye (hope that doesn't sound too gross!). We have had fun in the past when with friends as he can be apparently looking at one person and actually talking to another. Bless!
I have never been particulalry religious, especially in more recent years but today the postman brought a letter that may have converted me in an instant. When my Mum lived in Essex she was a regular churchgoer and supported her church in all their fundraising efforts over the years. She was part of a great community of friends there. Last year the church had decided to replace part of an outside wall with a magnificent stained glass window and invited the congregation to make donations to have their names included on the glass. Sadly I found out way to late about this and Mum was very disappointed that she could not be included alongside all her friends. Fast forward to today and I received this photograph from the Minister:
My Mum's name is on the purple shard. The minister had included Mum right at the start and promptly forgotten all about it! (In the meantime we had sent a donation for the organ restoration instead). I cannot tell you how moved I have been by the arrival of this amazing letter and photograph! My mum always told me it was unlucky to cry on your birthday but there have been happy tears here today. God or the Cosmos does indeed move in mysterious ways and I can't wait to show Mum the photograph! Happy Birthday to me :-)