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Monday, January 25, 2010
Cataracts Removed from Frances' Eyes
Frances is now asleep in her recliner. We were at the DiStephano Eye Surgery Center this morning at 7:00 for cataracts to be removed from Frances left eye. She has such beautiful eyes. Eyes are the windows of the soul. I love to see this woman smile like she smiled when we heard a noise outside our kitchen door, opened it, saw the Fed-Ex truck driving away and realized it was this vase of flowers sent by dear friends Rob and Kathy Davis who now live in N.E. Alabama. It's wonderful to have such caring friends as they are. It's wonderful to have a wife with such captivating eyes!
I think you should see the lillies when they opened fully about a week later. I am still challenged when trying to download pictures and get them into the proper place. They always want to go to the top of the page and push askew what I've already worked so hard to properly place. O.K. Here goes. Well, still won't be manipulated without a lot of effort - but guess it's worth it. Aren't the flowers wonderful?
Today after surgery it was almost 9:30 when they finished the work on Frances left eye - and she was hungry since she had been fasting from midnight last night. So we went across the road to Chick-Fil-A for a breakfast sandwich. It surely was good - so good in fact - that she sent me to Chick-Fil-A to get her a bowl of Chicken Soup and a Fruit Cup for lunch just a few minutes ago. Those chicken bites were just what I needed too. Eye-drops have been applied and Insulin shot given she is now resting.
Only ONE more month of eye-drops to go! Hurray!!!
O.K. Gotta finish preparations for dinner and a Bible Study with some of my kids. I think I'll make Pizza tonight. "Make"? Nahhhh. Just call Pizza Hut!
- Fred Alton
- Cleveland, TN, United States
- I am Fred Alton Brannen, the son of Louis A. Brannen (deceased) and Bonnie Jones Brannen, Louis was an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God. Bonnie is an Ordained Licensed Minister and at 89 years of age is still actively engaged in speaking and singing engagements. I am married to the former Frances Hildreth. We celebrated 53 years of marriage this past June and we are the parents of 3, grand-parents of 10, and great-grandparents of 10. I pastored in Tennessee for 24 years and served the Church in some capacity in missions for over 23 years. I retired from full-time ministry in August of 2008 but remain active, speaking and singing and teaching whenever opportunity affords itself. In January of 2010 I received a letter of commendation for having been credentialed as a minister in the Church of God for 50 years! My family is very important to me. Our get togethers are always noisy affairs and most times will include family sing-alongs. The children love their Mom's cooking so we have the privilege of seeing them regularly! WE LOVE having them over.