Thankful For Glasses + Getting My First Pair!

Thankful For Glasses + Getting My First Pair!

A few months ago, I started noticing a growing weakness in my left eye.

I’ve never had any issues with my vision before, so this kind of freaked me out, haha! You should have seen me – I kept switching my hands back and forth in front of my eyes, comparing how well I could read words at a distance. My right eye did fairly well, but my left? I found myself squinting too often. I have to work hard to make out words farther than a few feet away from me.

Even though I thought I’d never need glasses, I asked my mom to schedule an appointment for me to get my eyes checked a few weeks ago. She was able to get one for late January, so I went by myself to the eye doctor one morning.

It turns out that I need a prescription for my left eye, and a “very slight” (that’s how the optometrist said it lol) prescription for my right.

Yesterday, I was able to go pick up my very first pair of glasses. Joshua came with me as well, because he visited the eye doctor the same week I did and his prescription had changed. Yup, we both got new glasses on the same day!

I decided to call this post Thankful For Glasses because I’m realizing more and more how the little things in life are worth celebrating. I take so very much for granted – that is, until I don’t have those things anymore.

As a kid, I used to think that I was awesome for having 20/20 vision. I actually thought that people who wore glasses were WEAKER than me or something, which doesn’t make a bit of sense! The Lord gave me the vision that I have (which I can now see [did you catch that pun?] is slowly deteriorating, haha), and He also gave everyone who has glasses the vision they have. Wearing glasses is not a sign of weakness.

Who knew I’d need to learn that lesson?

Today, I’m thankful for glasses because they enable me to have insanely clear vision. They help me to relax and stop squinting so much, and they’re pretty darn stylish, too. (I’ll show you some pictures in a moment!) The Lord gave people the amazing knowledge and understanding to invent glasses in the first place, and through the health insurance that my country allows me to have, I didn’t have to pay anything for my first pair of glasses.

While I still have my sight, I’m going to be thankful for it. ❤

 

I am soooo happy with my glasses! ❤ I’ll admit, it’s weird to wear glasses, since I’ve only ever worn sunglasses, but I actually keep forgetting that I’m wearing them. That’s a pretty good sign that they’ll benefit me!

The moment I first tried them on, two thoughts ran through my head: This matches my style, and then, I’m not bold enough to wear these. These thoughts completely contradict each other, and I knew right then that I’d have to side with only one of them. I was either going to pick a pair of frames I felt “safe” wearing, or I was going to step out of my comfort zone and get the frames I knew fit ME.

I ended up doing the latter. Score!!!

When I first put on my prescription glasses yesterday morning, I knew I’d want to wear them all the time, and not just when I’m driving or reading. The clarity and depth these lenses give my vision is a huge blessing!

After picking up our awesome glasses, we got lunch and bought ourselves celebratory caramel frappuccinos. We enjoyed browsing Target for a while with our new enjoyment of seeing the world.

Thank you so much for reading! I enjoyed sharing this life update with you. ❤

Eighteen Months of Dreaming of Guatemala

Eighteen Months of Dreaming of Guatemala

Hi there! I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ❤ This morning, I was thinking about what post I’d like to write and share today, and within moments, I knew in my heart that this was the one!

I love adding to post series I’ve been keeping up with for a while, and the last post I shared on this topic was last September, where I celebrated blogging / Guatemala-dreaming for eight months! (Check out that post here.) Today’s milestone is quite a bigger one, and I’m so grateful to be able to say that these combined passions are still very relevant in my life. Thank you so much for reading – I hope you enjoy!

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What I’m Grateful For – Part Two

What I’m Grateful For – Part Two

Hey guys! Hope you’re all doing well. 🙂 xx A few weeks ago, I posted the first part to this ‘What I’m Grateful For’ series (which you can check out here), and today, I’m back with the second part! Making lists like these are such a beautiful way to see what we value most in life. It takes the focus away from what we want and don’t have, to all of the amazing things that we do have. ❤ If you’ve done a post like this yourself, I would love to read it! Just share the link in the comments below.

Again, this mini series is inspired by my friend Grace’s series, The Little Things!

I’m Grateful For …

  • Games. I love them so much, and they’re a great way to pass the time! There’s a huge variety of different games available to play for free or at a low cost, from board games to card games to game systems to apps. I have a few solo games I enjoy doing by myself, but I prefer playing with my siblings (and parents sometimes, too) more.
  • My phone. There are so many things I love being able to do on it! Aside from the blessing of having the ability to quickly text or call my brother or parents, I also listen to music, watch videos, play games, browse Pinterest, and take all of my pictures with it.
  • Blogging. Quite an obvious one, haha! Blogging is such a beautiful thing. I love being part of this community!
  • Libraries. This one goes along with books, which I mentioned in Part One, but I feel like it’s something all its own. If it weren’t for libraries, I would not have been able to read a fraction of the books I’ve read in my life, as I don’t have the money to buy all the books I’d love to read! I’m so glad that libraries exist.
  • Nature. Any time I go somewhere with my family, you can always find me admiring the trees, taking pictures of any flowers we pass, squealing over any cute animals we come across, and standing with my head back, taking in the vast expanse of the sky. I am fascinated by nature, guys. I can clearly see the Lord’s handiwork in every part of it.
  • Autumn. If it weren’t for this beautiful season, summer would overheat me and winter would freeze me. Haha! Alright, not really, but I do quickly tire of all the other seasons, which is why I look forward to and love the fall so much. The crisp weather, the beautiful decor, the scenery, the fall traditions, the food – what is there not to love?

Thanks for reading, guys! I’ll be sure to put up a Part Three at some point when I can compile together some more blessings. ❤ Let me know in the comments below:

What are YOU thankful for?

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