Wednesday, October 13, 2010

another ordinary miracle

"They make me look smarter."

I wish I'd had my camera when we picked up Sloane's glasses on Monday.
I wish I could have captured forever the awe on her face.

Mom! I can see every leaf. Every. single. one.
And I'm not even near the tree!
WOW!

I'm sure the optician thought I was crazy
when I teared up right there in the doctor's office.

But, there it was.
The miracle of sight.
How could such a gift not make me cry?


My baby got glasses this week. Isn't she the cutest thing ever? Excepting, of course, your own daughters.

33 comments:

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

She looks darling! I remember my mom saying that after her cataract surgery! She said the paint in her home was different than she thought it was!

Susan said...

Absolutely adorable! Love it!

Carmen said...

She is beautiful. I remember having that exact same reaction when I was her age, my first pair of pale pink glasses, it was a miracle to me! I had no idea I should be able to see every leaf. Thank you for the memory :-)

Jenny said...

Oh that's beautiful! I too got glasses at that age & it really is amazing how different the world seems. How wonderful that she was so positively affected. Her glasses look ace!

ELK said...

oh mama what a young lady she is turning into..may she see life anew with these!!

Yiota said...

I've been thinking lately, that she's grown very much during the summer! She's adorable!

PS. Yes, the first episode of 'the island' was very satisfying

beth said...

i would have teared up too....that's what we mommas do :)

Anyes said...

You are right she IS the cutest :-)

S. Etole said...

what a precious gift sight is ...

Rita said...

What a precious gift sight is. Tell Sloane that I love her new glasses. She looks so cute in them. I remember how wonderful it was to be able to see when I got my first glasses.

Jennifer Richardson said...

How beautiful to see!
How very, very wonderful.
Thanks for the reminder
and for sharing the wonder.
-Jennifer

Mountain Thyme said...

You know, Relyn, my daughter said the exact same thing....she could see all the leaves on the tree. She was 9. Now she is a grown woman, but I still remember that day.

Debby said...

She looks so cute in her glasses. My son got his in the third grade and one of the first things he noticed were the leaves in the trees. Wow, what we take for granted.

lakeviewer said...

She looks gorgeous! And in charge of her future!

SE'LAH... said...

and she wears them so well!

what a sweet moment.

Tracy said...

There are no ordinary miracles. They are all extraordinary. xxoo

Dawn said...

Love the glasses! I can so remember the day I got mine--the amazing sights I saw!! Just you wait--you have just begun to experience silly teary moments up at ridiculous things yet!!!

Miko's Girl said...

I think I felt similar to your daughter during spring break the sophmore year of college. I asked my mom who was born with retinitis pigmentosa what things looked like to her when she could last see (she was around 5). She described how the canopy of trees looked like a solid ball. She said it confused her to be able to pull down and feel a single leaf. On my way back to college, I remember looking at every single leaf and appreciating that I have the gift of sight!

Sandy K. said...

Great photo of your happy gal. Of course you teared up - you're a mom! It's what we do. I'm so happy for your new adventures!

Jeanne said...

Much love and many blessings
I love you and all you share.
Blessings for your lovely daughter...........

Tracy said...

Such SUPER-STYLISH glasses there, Miss Sloane... WOW... she looks so beautiful, Relyn. So glad you shared this magic moment. I've worn glasses since I was 10. Because of the shape of one of my eyes, I can't do contacts. And I don't mind. Glasses are great. I'd feel naked without them... LOL! I hope Sloane will keep loving her glasses and amazed by the wonder of sight using them. It is a gift! :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Derrick said...

I first had to wear glasses when I was working in Venezuela, aged around 21. Even then, I remember the optician saying how everyone smiles at the realisation that they can see so much better!

Amy said...

I would have teared up too... how could you not really? It's just so precious. You're right ... and everyday miracle.

I love those.

Gayle said...

Sloane looks so cute in glasses! I know just how she felt. When I got glasses I was in awe of the details that I had been missing, too!

Marilyn said...

Definitely the cutest! My son got glasses when he was 4 years old. We could understand why he couldn't see the cows when we drove down country roads. It is a thrill to know they can see with glasses. Yes, a miracle.

Patti said...

She looks adorable...she was made for those glasses- glad they found her! I have 2 secs before the kiddos come back but just wanted to say "hi" and hope all is well in your world. I will catch up with your other posts soon!!!
Love Ya!

Suz said...

your photograph of Sloane is a work of art...
and yes the gift of sight
Why we never think of it unless
we have been touched by the lack of it
..my brother is going blind
...yes, a gift
wonderful post

Georgianna said...

Absolutely a miracle, yes. How marvelous for her and you, too, to have your child have a new window on the world! Wishing you a most wonderful weekend. xo – g

suzyQ said...

oh you are not crazy... i almost just teared up reading it. What a precious girl and what a wonderful gift she has been given!

susanna said...

Yep, that's a pretty special moment. You may not have captured it on your camera but you captured it perfectly in words, Relyn. And this is such a beautiful portrait of your beautiful daughter.

Jeanie said...

I said the same thing! It was such a revelation to read the credits on the tv or at the movies. Not to mention every single leaf!

meandering pearl said...

aaw, i have been reading down the page, since every post filled my heart & moved me so, & this is the last post i hadn't read, & im sure i shall go back & read them all again, for they make my heart smile!!!gorgeousness...sheer & utter gorgeousness!!! lots of loveliness for you & Sloane!!!

Jaime said...

Oh, that must be so amazing...to see so clearly all of a sudden...to behold the world in new ways.
She looks like such a sophisticated young lady in those glasses.

Woah....you aren't going to believe this, but my word verification word is....vision!!!!!!!!!!
I'm not making this up!

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