Day Five of my #SELFIEvaluation - Windows to the Soul
This will be my last #SELFIEvaluation for this week,I will start again Monday, February 6th to do my last 5 days!
Today I want to share on my EYES.
When I was around 19 months old, my oldest sister had a friend over, and they were playing tag running around the living room. Of course, being the needy little sister I wanted to play too, so I was chasing them doing everything that they did.
Well at one point during the game, they both took turns jumping off the couch, so what did I do? I, of course followed suit and jumped off the couch myself.
Now, do you all remember the old TV's that sat on the ground and came in their own wooden frame? We had one of those, when I decided to take the plunge, I wacked my head on the corner of that TV stand.
My parents told me that I had a bump the size of a baseball on my forehead for quite awhile until it healed up.
Fast forward a few months, Me and my dad used to play a game where we would cross eye to each other just for laughs. (PS also, I used to cry constantly at this age-My parents couldn't seem to figure out why) One day at the dinner table, my mom noticed that when I asked my dad to pass the ketchup I crossed my eyes, at first she thought I was just playing around with him, but she noticed that anytime I focused on anything I would cross my eyes.
Long story short, they took me to the eye doctor (Dr. Edwards at Oklahoma Eye Wear) love her! She then told them that I was in fact cross-eyed and had very bad vision. We think this was caused by the hit that I took the head. And this was the reason I would cry so much, because I would get severe headaches, from not being able to see clearly.
So starting at the age of two I have worn glasses! I'll never forget the day in fourth grade when I received my first pair of contacts, I went to school and my friends started calling me 'Eskimo Eyes' because they had never truly seen how small my eyes were since my glasses were literal magnifying glasses that made my eyes look HUGE! (they still do btw.)
I wanted to give you guys a little bit of a back story on my eyes, because even though they aren't necessarily perfect, and I have never had a morning where I was able just to wake up and see without reaching over to put my glasses on. I absolutely love my eyes.
They are small and when I smile they get even smaller, when I laugh my right one closes completely! But I love how small they are and I love that they change colors with what I wear, it's so cool to me! I wouldn't trade my eyes for anyone else's, and I really mean that!
Also, the doctor told my parents that my vision would more than likely progressively worsen as I got older, but let me just say my eyes have improved so much, and I am beyond grateful to God for that!
Today, I want you to think of something about yourself that maybe is flawed, maybe it's not perfect, but please instead of complaining about it, see the beauty in it! There's so much power in your perspective. Look at that thing, whatever it may be, in a new light, and Praise God for it!
"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your vision is clear, your whole body will be full of light."--Matthew 6:22