Saturday, May 17, 2014

Right Eye

Please pray that my right eye gets better.  I have a persistent corneal abrasion that is not getting better.  I was at the eye doctor again yesterday afternoon.  It causes me blurry vision and some pain in my right eye.  The left side is really good.  He bandaged up my eye but that didnt help much after one night.  I was not putting enough medicated jelly in it.  So we go till middle of next week putting more drops and jelly in it and wearing more bubbles (clear patches) even during the day.  After Memorial Day the doctor who does the stitching will be back in.  I'm hoping by then that things heal.

I don't know why this has gotten me down so much.  I was emotional and just wanted to cry on the way home.  I know it is not that big of a setback but I think it is just a sign to me that things keep getting worse rather than better.  I also felt a bit sick yesterday evening which was the first time in the last couple weeks.

Overall I've been doing good and had a good week at work.  But yesterday evening was really hard, both on me and Leann.  Just pray that we can keep going on despite the setbacks.

Another really exciting thing to me is our new barn is almost finished.  There are a couple small details like the driveway to finish up.  We got baby chickens yesterday and it has been so exciting to see Wesley take charge of things. He does all the work and all I do is supervise to make sure we aren' making a big mistake. We looked up online taking care of chicks so he knows what to watch for. I think it has surprised even me as to how rewarding small things are like this now.

Derek & Leann


  1. Will be prayerful for your eye and the uncomfortable sensation it causes. Glad for your family and the chicks. My daughter has 73 layers now and her four children ages 9, 7, 6 and 4 have learned a lot from them. The new chicks are great fun when they come too. Hope all goes well. In Him, Beth S.

  2. Continuing to pray for your family.

  3. Derek and LeAnn

    Thanks for the update, and your openness and honesty in discussing your situation.... I always appreciate that - helps me know more specifically what to pray for - On a second note, you probably know that the Beutel's have had a pretty much lifelong - and multi-generational love of poultry.

    My dad (and uncle Alvin) raised 1000's of chickens early in their farming careers, as well as had chickens in 4H to the extent that they participated in that when they were young. Then, I raised chickens and showed them, along with my sister Janice, followed by my kids, and no doubt pretty soon be my grandkids for the 4th generation of Beutel's with chickens.

    So... any questions about chickens - you know where to come!! :) The advice will be free, but of course given with "no fault" accountability for the value of the advice! Ha ha

    Back to you... as always, we cherish our moments together, appreciate so much your walk, and steadfastness... and pray for your continued ability to maintain Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, and contentedness in what Life, and our God brings your way.

    God help us all to actually be thankful for today's message from the Bible app - Verse of the Day - 1 Peter 2:24: who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree that we, having died unto sins might live unto righteousness... oh, if I could only remember His work more fervently, and His love more fully...

  4. Felt convicted to write on the blog today. Please don't take our silence as lack of care...simply lack of words. We love and pray for you and your precious family!

    Greg & Mary Beutel
    and Kiddos

    Psalm 102:1 - Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee.