As posted on Anna's Facebook page on January 23, 2014:
A recent problem has emerged involving my arthritis in my left eye. Instead of listing all of my troubles and problems at this moment I choose to go with the blessings -
Thank You Lord for
-My sight, I am not going to be blind any time soon.
-for Doctors, knowledge, and medicine.
-Messages you send me through music
-my Mom and Dad
-Your Guidance and Help and Direction
-a Warm house
-time off so I could study this past week so I don't need to strain my eyes tonight trying to see tiny print*
-and knowing what is going to happen when I don't, because I am blind to what will happen in these next very, VERY busy weeks ahead. You're going to see me to the end regardless.
[*Dr M. decided to dilate Anna's eyes to get a better view of what was happening, so although we hadn't planned on this, Anna's pupils were dilated for the rest of the afternoon and evening, making it a little difficult to see and focus---so she was extra-thankful for eyelids and reading glasses!}