Saturday, January 10, 2009

eight God given minutes

Last night I decided to sneak in a hot bath before I went to the basketball game.
In order for this to work, I had to do my eye medication while in the tub.
I have to time my eye drops. 5 minutes for the first drop and 3 minutes for the second.
I forgot the timer in bedroom so #1 daughter went to get it for me.
She kindly set the timer for me and stayed to chat.
She shared her day and we talked the time away while I soaked.
I try hard not to be negative about doing my eye drops. They really do however, cramp my style often times.
6:00 pm and the drops have to go in ... no matter where I am. I will have to do it for the rest of my life.
(6;00am also with three drops taking 13 minutes.)
I complained to my #1 daughter about it.
She came back at me with my own words...
"Better than going blind, mom, " she yelled over her shoulder as the timer rang and she took off down the stairs.
Yes, it is.
Thanks be to God for my eye specialist.
Thanks be to God for my eye medication that works.
And today ... I am thankful for the eight minutes that God gave me with my teenager.


  1. Very nice - you teach your daughter how to appreciate the blessings of life, and she comes back to teach you! Good to have so much to be grateful for....why do you have to take eye drops? And why does one get 3 minutes, and the other 5?

  2. CARSON11:00 AM

    I have glaucoma.
    Each drop must have 3 minutes to do it's magic in my eyes.
    But I have to wait 5 minutes between medications.
    So morning drops are 5, 5 and 3 and evening drops are 5 and 3.
    A good way to spend 8 minutes, don't you think?

  3. I love your post Sissy! Isn't God good to give us precious time and the eyes to see it pass! And you got to have a hot soak in the tub too. I love you.