Blindness came upon me so quickly there wasn't time for gradual adjusment or to come to grip with my feeliings. I felt like I was crippled and helpless. The importance of physical perfection emphasized by the world now made me feel insecure. Blindness was more than a loss of vision, it was an attack upon my self image. Some things were too painful to talk about; the inability to see my child's face, my husband's good looks, my mother's smile, or even myself, made acceptance very difficult. I could no longer watch television, catch the writings on the billboards and signs, or read a book - it was a grievious adjustment. I could no longer stay in touch with the changing times, new hair styles, fachion and make-up trends. Changes in land scaping and building's went unnoticed. I could not see to catch peoples gestures, the nodding of their heads, the shrug of their shoulders, their posture, facial expressions or the look in the eye. Because of not being able to see these things, I felt like I was missing half of every conversation. I was standing still while around me the whole world was moving ahead.Devastated I sat and grieved for three weeks with tear's running down my face. I was no longer the same Marolyn. I thought different, I talked and walked differently. I had become a blinded personality listening to all the sounds around me, noticing smells and other things that gave me dirction. Before me was college, a career and marriage - life had crumbled at my feet.The time of grief and sorrow over the life I had lost was neccessary and healthy because tears cleanse the soul, ones mind and emotion's. As I sat in tears I realized that my life was God's gift to me and what I did with my life would be my gift back to God. At that moment, it wasn't a matter of whether I was blind or sighted. It was my life, and I wanted to be able to lay a life down at the feet of Jesus that would be worthy of his death for me on Calvary's Cross. Sitting in my dad's easy chair for the rest of my life wouldn't accomplish that. It was up to me to pick up the broken pieces. I knew I needed to get along with God so I could take my heavy burden to the Lord and leave it with Him.Soon after that I left for college, married a minister and became actively involved in the church ministries. Not knowing what my husband Acie and daughter Sharon looked like, we continued to ask God for deliverance from my blindnss. After thirteen difficult years, God miraculously gave sight to my blind eyes, Aug. 26th, l972.Dale Evans Rogers wrote: "THESE BLIND EYES IS A MUST... Marolyn Ford is a tremendous inspiration to all she meet, and she is LIVING PROOF of the power of Jesus Christ to restore that which is lost - and use that restoration to His glory".
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