I haven’t been doing a very good job holding down the fort while Jen has been gone. Sorry!
This has been a busy/intense week for me. Matea has had some weird issues with one of her eyes (kind of wandering/lazy looking), so on Monday I took her in to the eye doctor. Long story short, we left there with a prescription for glasses! I was not anticipating that AT ALL so it took me by surprise. Shockingly, I actually felt really sad about it. I got glasses at age 6 or 7, Aaron got them at age 5 (so did Jen!), so we’ve had glasses our whole lives. I think I just felt sad that she has to “deal with” glasses at such a young age, and thinking that she’ll probably have them the rest of her life just kind of bummed me out.
Tuesday we headed out to Lenscrafters to pick out some frames for Matea….the kids selection was slim but we love the employees there. They were AMAZING with Matea. We picked some glasses out, went out to Chipotle, hit up a gift store, and her glasses were done! She put them on, and you know what? I think she looks awesome.
I guess it just goes to show that God knows what he’s doing when he puts families together. Aaron and I wear glasses, both our parents wear glasses, and 3 of our 5 siblings wear glasses. Matea fits right in!
I have to say that it was a sobering thought to think of what “might have been” for Matea if she were still in Ethiopia right now. I can almost guarantee it that there is absolutely no way that she would have access to eye care, let alone getting glasses with a correct prescription in them. Who knows what life would be like for her…and especially years down the line after dealing with poor vision in one eye. Sadly, man many people throughout the world do not have access to eye care. I am so thankful, so very very thankful, for eye doctors. And fashionable glasses. And the ability to see.
Do you wear glasses? If you do, how old were you when you got them?
I hope you guys have a fabulous weekend. I have to finish up Christmas shopping – we are starting our celebrations next weekend so time is ticking! See you next week!