Now My Heart is Straight Too

June 18, 2020 at 1:51 pm | Posted in Christian Women | Leave a comment
Hi Friends!

This month, I’m blessed to share with you how I came to know Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord.  I sincerely hope my salvation story will bless you and give you encouragement in these turbulent and stressful times.

GOD BLESS YOU WITH AN EXTRA PORTION OF HIS PEACE & JOY!                            

      Be blessed and encouraged today!   

      In Christ always, 

      Carole   

      1 Cor. 10:31  

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  PART 7  ~  NOW MY HEART IS STRAIGHT TOO! 

I was born legally blind and cross-eyed. This was before cookie-monster became Carole- baby pic - eyepopular!

At around age 3, a doctor prescribed that my good eye be patched with the hope that my weak left eye would grow stronger.  At that time, the only thing I understood was I could barely see. After months of stress and tears, the doctor and my mom gave up on that idea.

We lived in Fair Oaks where my best friends were our chickens, pigeons, and cows!  They didn’t care about my crossed eye but some of the children in my elementary school did.   They called me names and those names became my identity.

My eyes were straightened through two surgeries; first my left eye at age nine and then, my strong right eye at age 11 to go in sync with the left. Though my eyes were straightened on the outside, my heart wasn’t on the inside.  I carried those hurtful names with me into high school trying so hard, on my own, to fill my need to feel lovable and capable.

  • In PE, I was lousy playing any game using a ball!  With poor depth perception, no one wanted me on their team.
  • By best friend rallied others to run against me for a seat on our school council.  She won and that hurt!
  • Though I loved to dance, I was a barely noticed wall flower at school dances.
  • I had to wear ugly eyeglasses all through school. Can anyone relate? When not wearing them, of course, I couldn’t see as well and when tired, my left eye would still turn in. I did get a compliment once!  A guy looked at my crossed eyes and said, “Wow, psychedelic! “

Being so desperate for people to like me, I thought I’d try something easier like singing. The chickens, pigeons, and cows loved my singing!   Even with my heart-pounding, knee-knocking fear of failure, I auditioned and could not believe that I actually landed the leading role in my high school musical. After each performance, people praised and encouraged me! WOW! My self-esteem went up from a minus 10 to a minus 5. What an improvement! This was my ticket for success!   I’d go to college, get my degree, go to Broadway, become a star, and then, people would like me!   What a great plan!  I’d be lovable and capable!

HAVE YOU EVER PLANNED OUT YOUR LIFE ONLY TO GET DE-RAILED AT STEP ONE?   READ MORE…  

 

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