Wednesday, October 29, 2008
In My Daughter's Eyes
We found out about a month ago that Emma needs glasses. As silly as it seems...it has been difficult for me to accept. It's one more thing that is "different", a permanent change in the beautiful face that melts my heart every time that I look at it. The fact that it took so long for them to get the frames in (they had to order them for her tiny, pixy little face), didn't break my heart. I was OK with waiting more days, so I could see that face...that part of me that I helped to create for just a little longer without anything disrupting my view.
However, yesterday was the BIG day. Emma was so excited, and by that point I was too. I was excited to see how she would SEE the world. Her eyes were so bad that everything was a blur. I knew the glasses were going to open up a whole new world for my little girl. I had no idea.....
As my sweet pea climbed into the chair the song..."In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride (it is playing now) began to play. What a euphoric feeling it was...another leg to our journey. She truly is my hero. All that she has been through...and she has been guiding me this entire time. It's uncharted territory for me, but she takes it like a pro and takes me with her. When the glasses were placed on her face she started walking around the room saying, "WOW!! MOMMY!!!". The staff had a good giggle while I held back the tears. The happy tears of hope. Hope that this new world that has opened up for my hero will bring even more progress to her quickly progressing skills...even more joy to her everyday joyous world.
She's had the glasses for a day, and when I looked at her while she was sleeping tonight I knew that something was missing. Already her glasses are a part of her. They are the part that help her to see how wondrous the world is. The world that is endless for her.