This is Me!

This is Me! The good, the bad, and the bald. You get it all! But I have hair now. This spring I'll be rockin the pixie.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A New Look!

Little Miss Payton, during schooling last year, told me with great frustration, "Mom, I can't read the small words. They are too hard for me." In confusion and frustration I asked her "Can you read the bigger words?" to this she sadly replies, "Yes". Color me baffled. How is it that she could read larger words, but not small words? Reading has always seemed to be very difficult for her, so I worked extra hard with her on it and concluded that if it was still a problem next year, we would see a reading specialist. Even after three successfully reading, I was missing something "big" with the fourth.

Shortly after we began our school year, we discovered that low and behold, the same problem showed back up. I decided to talk to someone to get her some reading help. Surely this will fix this strange disorder I reasoned.

About two weeks ago, during reading, she got frustrated again almost to tears and said "but mom I told you I can't read the small words". I asked her to show me which ones she could read. She pointed to the story title. I asked cautiously, slowly realizing what she has been trying to tell me? "You can see the large print words but not the small print words?" "YES! That's what I keep telling you!"

Ah, now I finally "see" what she was saying. So off to the optometrist we went and sure enough, our little miss is severely farsighted. No wonder she couldn't read the "small" words.

These little readers are just to get her through until they get her new glasses are made. Wait til you see her in em. She is pretty darn cute. I think she feels a little extra cute in em. She was told she looks like someone she admires very much. This was a great compliment according to Payton. So she proudly wore her little glasses all day for school.

This story reflected a weakness in my ability to see something so obviously in front of me. It got me wondering how often I do this in my spiritual walk. How many times has God put something right in front of me and I fail to see it? I just needed to step back and look at life through the eyes of Jesus eyes. How much clearer would life be, if I would just slow down and look at things through His eyes. Like Payton with her new glasses, I would probably be shocked at what I would see.


  1. Wow has she grown up...guess that happens but not so noticeable when you see them often. Since it has been months since I have seen your kids ~ guess that explains.

    We had a similar thing with Jamie when he was in the 3rd grade. What a difference glasses made for him.

    Love your insight into how we "see" things.

  2. Thank you, Tami, for sharing a humbling experience to shed light on our relationship with God! We all fall short...thankfully God takes us how we are. I'm going to pray right now about the things I'm not "seeing". Thank you!!!