My four year old asked me last night as she readied herself for bed. She had already shed her Cinderella costume, and clothed in her purple Curious George PJS, was dutifully setting her purple frames on our buffet in the dining area.
Today was the follow-up check of Bumblebee at the optometrist office. Four weeks ago, she received her eye glasses to correct a very weak left eye. Prior to the glasses, she could only make out the first two lines on the eye chart. A month ago, her vision in her left eye with the glasseswas 20/60 up close, and 20/80 for distance. The optometrist was warning there maybe an eye patch, or dilation for the right eye in order to strengthen the left one.
However, Bumblebee proved her wrong. Today, her close-up vision with the glasses was 20/20, and distance vision was 20/40. The eye doctor, an attractive, engaging mother of two, was amazed and pleased. No need for an eye patch!
I am happy, and proud, and grateful, but frankly I should not surprised. The change in Bumblebee in the past month has been dramatic. She has made great strides in school, she is starting to write, a skill she refused to learn before, probably because she had no depth perception. Not only that, but she is more confident, calmer, and happier. I credit her surprising turn around to her own cheerful and sunny disposition, and also to answered prayers.
In recent months, I have been having a little pity party for myself. My health hasn't been great, and my old demons of anxiety, comparing myself to others, and irritability have been haunting me. The enemy has been digging up deep seated fears in me, causing me to doubt choices I have made.
I just need to say, "Get behind me, Satan."
God, our Loving Father, has been taking care of me and my family. Today, I will say:
"This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad!"
Do Princesses Wear Glasses, Mommy?
“They sure do!” I said with enthusiasm, as I gratefully watched my husband wash the dirty dinner dishes forgotten in the joyful scrabble for trick or treating.
Happy All Saints' Day, my friends!
Especially, Bumblebee's patron saint, Anthony of Padua.