I have just talked to Alex on the phone. The excitement in his voice is priceless! He says that he can see the leaves on the trees…he can see the road signs that they are passing by as they travel home…he can read the tag numbers on the cars around him. He said, “Mom, I can actually see where I am going!”

Friends, I confess to you that I am not as thankful for my sight as I should be…even though I know how much Alex has missed out on because of his FORMER limited vision. If you haven’t stopped and thanked God for your sight lately, do it now. It is a gift from God that we should never take for granted!

Alex’s vision is still a little blurry, but will continue to improve over the next few days. The doctor saw him this morning and was very satisfied with the way he is progressing. We return for another visit next week.

Alex will still have to wear glasses, because of his double vision. That is a problem that stems from the disease and is coming directly from the optic nerve. He also will still have the nystagmus, which is a constant jumping of the eye. But, that is manageable…the important thing is that he can see 100% better than he could 2 days ago. Praise the Lord!

I want to be very clear to anyone reading this blog, that our family gives all the glory for this outcome to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He set this procedure into motion, He led us to this doctor, He is the one who gave this doctor the abilities and skills, and He is the one who guided the doctor’s hands during the operation. We know and can testify that “Every good and perfect gift comes from God.” James 1:17.

I am in awe at the thought that my child who suffers so much every day of his life, has been given this gift. No, he is not completely healed of his disease…he has many issues that he will continue to deal with daily. We will continue to look for answers and help for the pain, and the balance, and the walking…but, today, God has answered our cries for help by giving Alex back his vision. Could God heal him of all of the aspects of Cerebellar Atrophy? Of course He could! Will He? I don’t know. But, this I do know…He loves this boy more than I do…and Alex is in His hands. God is worthy of our love and adoration and praise whether He ever heals him completely or not! And we will thank Him, and praise Him and serve Him as long as we have breath!