Blogs by Frances Seymour
A True Miracle
8/15/2008 12:45:11 PM
Results of a recent psychological testing session...
I chose to allow a psychiatric group to conduct some testing this week--not because I had to; but for the cause of science. They were looking for folks that have undergone either right or left temporal lobe brain surgery. Having a right-temporal lobectomy in June of 1999 has left me completely healed and seizure-free today, and I give God all the praise and glory!
Meeting my instructor was a pleasure. She came out to my office and we squirreled ourselves behind closed doors for hours as she conducted these tests. Some of the tests seemed silly but other parts were more difficult. We quickly shifted from postioning colors and shapes to word pairs and definitions. We even had a little math thrown in there for size. I don't and won't know anything about the results, but I can tell you that I felt like my instructor was impressed.
We broke away from the grueling tests for lunch around 12:30 pm and I said, "I'll drive" since I knew the area well and my new friend was from out of town. As we were riding down the road, Vanessa said, "Frances you are a real miracle. You are living a perfectly normal lifestyle. You are working and driving and it is just wonderful." Then she went on to tell me that not everyone was so fortunate.
Believe it or not,there are people out there that have undergone the same surgery but are still experiencing seizures.
Vanessa said, "I tested a 28 year old girl last week. She cannot drive and she is afraid to try to go out into the workforce. She is even afraid to attempt to go out and do a lot of things because she is scared that she will have a seizure."
Oh how my heart aches for this person. You see, I too, have been there and I promise you that I am not worthy of the good fortune that God has bestowed on me, but I have the most incredible grateful heart that any human being could possibly attain as a result.
I am so undeserving and yet so completely grateful for God's amazing mercy, grace and healing in my life. I feel a tremendous need to share this truth with the world; beginning with my favorite place called the authors den. So, thank you friends, for allowing my voice to be heard.
At one point during the word testing of the psychological tests, Vanessa said to me, "you have incredible vocabulary." Again, I have to say, it's not me but the power of an almighty God working in and through me offering this incredible gift.
As I write about this experience, my favorite verse of scripture comes to mind...
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. They are plans to prosper you and not to harm you; to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Rejoicing in His Love, Frances
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