Nicci Toomey
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December 10, 2020

Cane-d and Able

Here is a Throw Back Thursday blog post from June 2, 2017.

Today I was reminded once again that God is so close to me and is interested in every small detail. He knows my heart and how it might break. He knows all things before they happen and He has me safely in the palm of His hand. He is a God of the details.

This morning I woke up remembering a conversation I had with Lucy yesterday.  

I am currently in the US on a respite break and she is in Australia doing normal life.  So each morning I call before she goes to school and we catch up.  In our last conversation she casually dropped in that the visiting vision teacher had been, the day before, and had her trial a mobility cane.  

Lucy has always had problems with her eyesight but over the last 2 years we have been discovering that what we thought was a minor issue, actually makes her life extremely difficult.  Her vision is so low that she will never drive a car and has difficulty seeing facial expressions. For example, what we can see from twenty metres away Lucy won't see until she is three metres from it. The official diagnosis is Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. She is such a brave soldier and goes about life like nothing is amiss. 

I however, am on a steep learning curve when it comes to Lucy's challenges. After years of being told her eyes were fine, I now find myself. adding another disability to our families long list and it hasn't been easy. So this news of Lucy now needing a cane to support her vision impairment was another blow to my spirit. I guess I should have been happy it wasn't another wheelchair!

Lucy was so calm about it all and actually just talked like it was no big deal - my beautiful girl, Lucy the Brave, has much to teach me.

But, back to God and His penchant for details ...

This morning, after sleeping on the news, I read Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, and it tells me: 'I AM involved in each moment of your life.'  And then Psalm 18:30, 'Gods way is perfect.  All the Lords promises prove true.' Then, as if that was not enough to convince me that His hand was on this too; the vision teacher sent me a photo of Lucy using her new cane.  

In my minds eye it was white like all the other canes I've seen, but no, not this one.  This one is striped in all the colours of the rainbow - of course, a rainbow cane! Rainbows continually pop up in my life, little reminders that everything will be ok - "I promise", He says.

And He does.  His promises are true and last a lifetime.  Never ending, with no expiry date.

Rainbows, perfectly placed reminding me He will never leave me no matter where life leads.

Image: Photo by Harry Quan on Unsplash

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