The Chinese zodiac “officially” recognizes 2021 as the Year of the Ox. But for the rest of my life, I’ll always remember it as the Year of the Eye.
Somehow, I quietly and solemnly faced; four OR anesthesia surgeries, two non-anesthesia optical laser surgeries, a four-day “in-patient,” high dose steroid infusion, and absorbed close to five thousand milligrams of life-saving Prednisone. Not exactly what I envisioned while bringing in the New Year.
Undoubtedly, 2021 was incredibly different from any of my previous 58 years. But I also know that right now, millions of people around the globe have or are enduring significant life challenges. They too, have a story to tell with even more powerful evidence of divine providence and the intrinsic power of the human spirit.
Whatever 2022 and beyond brings, I can draw upon new tools, experiences, faith, and confidence. So for that and 2021, I am grateful.