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Monday, May 22, 2006


Man!! Have I been struggling lately. I don't know what the deal is, but it has been hard just to accomplish life lately.

One thing I have noticed is that I am having a very hard time hearing my children. I used to boast that I could negotiate peace treaties for the UN, but not so, lately. I was talking to a friend and I realized that I think it is because of my hearing. I am not able to distinguish the intensity of conversations until they are boiling over. I am not able to tell where sound is coming from, so sometimes I am not aware something is happening. I am also having a hard time discerning who is telling the truth, who is lying, and who is just plain confused.

So, I am beginning to look into hearing aides. This is actually a big step for me, because I have been on a journey with God where I felt Him leading me and I have been vulnerably asking Him to heal my ears; give me my hearing. I get twisted up in the faith issue of is it not faithful to that journey with Him, if I go and get hearing aids.

I am pretty settled with it now. I now see it as loving to my children to not make it more difficult for them to have my hearing issues.

Anyway. I was wanting to ask people to pray for me around this, if God puts me on your heart. I am asking God to provide hearing aides for me that we are able to get.

Thank you.


At 7:10 AM, Blogger Jan said...

Carrying you in my heart...

At 9:16 PM, Blogger lalimama said...

Regarding hearing and faith...have you ever thought that God helps you to get what you want by showing you something different than you thought it was supposed to look like? It's not just about hearing, but about listening, too.
And, you are a good listener, even if your hearing isn't what you'd like it to be.

Praying for your hearing, and listening, in many deep and special ways.


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