Monday, July 20, 2015


Last month, when I wasn't looking, this kid turned 15.

I don't want to talk about it.

He left this morning on a grand adventure to camp in the mountains with the staff from our Baptist boys camp. He was so excited.

I don"t want to talk about it.

His eye remains in a stable position (so far as we can tell.) He saw his retina specialist at Emory in May and he had rave reviews in the stable department. On a whim last month I tagged him onto a vision check-up I had for myself just to make sure the prescription for his glasses was still on target. Much to our surprise, his vision in his right eye had taken another pretty big loss in that month's time between appointments. It's difficult for Riley to detect these changes because his left eye does such a good job of compensating when his right eye takes a hit. His new lenses were special ordered and we picked them up to find the right lens is much thicker than it was before. When he put the new glasses on he could not believe the difference in how well he could see. You could tell by the look on his face that his vision was much improved. He won't go back to Emory until September unless there are some significant issues. I am suspecting that the vision loss is just typical disease progression.

In the meantime, he is all set to try for his driver's permit when he returns from his camping trip. While he is legally blind without his glasses, he can actually see as well as I can with his glasses on.

I'll be increasing my prayer life, once again.

Soaking up these last few weeks of Summer!

God is good, all the time!


  1. I've been reading your story lately. I love your style... It's real... :)
    And, by the way, I get that "I don't want to talk about it." I had a son who turned 13 once... I blinked a couple of times, and now he's 24... sigh... Let's just remind ourselves to enjoy every stage as if it's the best stage.


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