Something Wonderful: Piper Sinclair, who has weak eyesight, tries on glasses and sees her parents clearly for the first time

Oh, I needed that. Thank you.

Posted by Leslie at July 13, 2015 7:39 PM

"Baby Sinclair" is real cute.

Not the mama.

Posted by cond0011 at July 14, 2015 2:32 AM

You are their past, they are your future.

“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained." ~ C.S. Lewis

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“A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.” ~ Carl Sandburg

(Looks like I'll be an "Uncle Argyle", too, Gerard. Not a bad thing, I may add, as children need their 'Uncles', as did I, when I was young.)

Posted by cond0011 at July 14, 2015 11:58 AM

When our eldest son was about 6, we learned he needed glasses for significant near-sightedness. I took him to pick them up. When he put them on and then walked outside the building, he stopped dead in his tracks with mouth wide open.

He had never seen that leaves on trees were individual before. Had never seen what it was in the trees that made that chirping sound.

All the way home he gazed in rapt wonder out the car window, looking at things as far away as he could, describing things he had never seen before.

I'll never forget it.

Posted by Donald Sensing at July 14, 2015 1:27 PM

>>"Baby Sinclair" is real cute.
>>Not the mama.
Totally agree with you :)

Posted by DomdionaIT at July 15, 2015 11:08 AM

Mr. Sensing, I had the same experience when I was about 8 years old. I was considered a "discipline problem" in second grade...I sat in the center of the classroom, and couldn't see anything written on the blackboards. Then sight testing started in our school, and the school nurse was shocked I couldn't see even the largest "E" at the top of the chart, unless I was three feet from it.

I remember saying, from the back seat of the car after leaving the optometrist's with my new glasses, "MAMA! I can see LEAVES!" I also remember Mama crying in the front seat.

Posted by Flyover Pilgrim at July 15, 2015 6:47 PM