The end of Aaron squinting to read the clock across the room on the stove. The end of Aaron getting up from the table and walking across the kitchen to read how many more seconds are ticking down on the microwave oven. The end of Aaron standing one foot away from the TV so that he can see what his Wii character is up to. The end of Aaron asking, "What did that say?" as we watch a movie with subtitles. The end of Aaron needing the song sheet at church because the lyrics on the screen are blurry.
The end of Aaron being spectacles-free.
In the past, he has liked to wear sunglasses, as evidenced in this fun picture from several years ago.
|The future's so bright ...|
But now it's the real deal. He's in glasses full-time. And he's enjoying having life in focus!
|How could he get even handsomer?!?|
It was so great to see his joy/surprise/relief Monday when he slipped his new glasses on and remarked, "This is great! It's all in focus!" I had to laugh as we walked out of the doctor's office, headed to the van and drove home. All the while Aaron was tipping his glasses on and off, on and off, on and off, comparing what he used to NOT be able to see with what he now sees with beautiful clarity. It took us five minutes just to get out the front door with him testing his new vision with every sign, license plate and vehicle.
"Hey, Mom. That license plate says, ERV-365. Hey! That's a Camaro. Mom ... I can read that street sign. It's says "Crossroads". This is awesome!"
I couldn't help but think about a verse in the Bible that talks about our limited vision here on earth. In 1 Corinthians 13:12, Paul talks about how someday in heaven we will see Jesus face-to-face and we will know Him intimately, just as He now knows us. No longer the glimpse of a shadowy reflection like we catch now and then, but a 20/20 crystal clear vision of our Savior.
I'm quite certain that we will all be saying, "Hey! I can see Jesus! This is awesome!"