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We’re following along with the 5-Day Instagram Writing Challenge from Hope*Writers, so our writing prompt is borrowed from their fifth and final prompt of the challenge this week . . .
This week’s FMF writing prompt is: VISION
When I saw that the Hope*Writers prompt was VISION, I thought I should probably write something deep and spiritual about having a meaningful vision for the future . . . But then my boss had LASIK this week, and it reminded me of my own experience getting LASIK seven or eight years ago.
(Some of the best money I’ve ever spent, by the way . . . also one of the weirdest sensations I’ve ever felt to have suction cups attached to your eyeballs . . . but that’s not the direction I intended to go here . . .) 😉
Anyway, I was reminded of a funny story: After having the procedure, the nurse told me to go home, take a Tylenol PM, and go to bed. My kids were around 6, 8, and 11 at the time and my husband was working a 7pm-4am shift, so I told my kids to make their own breakfast when they woke up in the morning.
I had to sleep with plastic disc coverings taped over my eyes that first night. Slept like a rock, then was awakened abruptly early in the morning by the smoke detector. My youngest son had burned his toast so badly, it set off the smoke alarm.
I was in such a frenzy trying to get it to stop making noise so my husband could sleep and so disoriented from the Tylenol PM, I fumbled my way downstairs and somehow managed to climb onto a chair to yank the battery out of the smoke detector, all while still having the plastic coverings taped over my eyes. Could barely see a thing.
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The walls are growing higher,
and there’s no outside vision
from this courtyard dire
of cancer’s vicious prison.
A week ago I still could walk
the dogs, and gently play,
but voice is still and I can’t talk,
so God, please show the way
to a road that bears some worth
to the end of days,
a road that leads to bloody birth
a-juxtaposed with praise
that makes sense of awful times
in which there is nowt that rhymes.
You really have some awesome skills of spatial awareness to be able to silence the smoke detector whilst blindfolded!
Yikes! Suction cups attached to your eyeballs? I think I would have passed out, LOL.
Wow! Kids do bring the most unasked for adventures into our lives! My husband recently informed me that my kids almost caught the toaster on fire last time I left town! But I’m not supposed to know because they didn’t want to “worry Mama!” Lord, please keep our families and homes intact!