Seeing Is Believing


EileenAs I awoke today to submit my post, just like last week's, our Wisconsin weather pulls rank with the "day's planned goings-on!" Instead of a snowstorm, we have heavy fog.  Not just springtime still-snow-on-the-ground-melting-fog ... I mean thicker than-pea-soup-can't-see-the-field-FOG! So, as my seed-starts are all nestled snugly in their starting mixture in the dining room, the rakes, wheel barrel and shovels lay in waiting ... AGAIN.  

I've learned not to question these "forks in the road," just change the recipe! With that being said, speaking of recipe, I start the day's change of venue in the kitchen. There are cupboards to clean, photos to dust ... When on comes a heavenly nudge to "open the back of the photo."  

"Wait, WHAT?"  

"Open the back of the photo frame!"  

#1So, as I disassemble a favorite photo of my folks that rests on my kitchen counter, out falls a torn envelope that contains the letter you're viewing from "The Lions Eye Bank."  As you can see (no pun intended), it's a letter of thanks upon my dad's passing, for gifting of his corneas and assurance of the transplant success of one, and the other frozen for future use. My dad passed in 1986 and my mom in 2003. This frame kept this beautiful concealed gift all this time!

What to do with this newly found information now required prayer. As I received direction on what to do, I followed instruction to look up "The Lions' Eye Bank" (which I found), and email them the actual letter. I received a response within hours! They are looking for the recipient (or recipients), or families of, Dad's special gifts, to offer any information about the wonderful donor if they're interested! A continued "Godwink" in this story is that the woman doing the research has the last name of Smyth!    

3/15/2015 9:31:04 AM

Eileen, what great fun to find things of past times. My Mom was a great historian of the family and really didn't know it. She, from the time we could afford a camera, took pictures and kept them in yearly binders. Mom has long been gone but would have loved this new digital camera age we now live in. My sister now has the decades of pictures taken by Mom in a special set of shelves. It's fun to browse back through those albums and remember the days they were taken. ***** Have a great memory cleaning day.

3/10/2015 4:55:58 PM

Life works better when we honor our Fathers !

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