Growing.

This boy of mine is growing. And growing. And growing.

Yesterday we spent two hours at the eye doctor learning the ins and outs of contact lenses. Two. Full. Hours. The woman who was helping us was an angel sent from heaven. She was patient, kind, and encouraging. Just what Easton needed her to be. Just what I needed her to be. When we left that office, my growing boy could put in and remove his lenses, no big deal. His chest was puffed out and a new found confidence was beaming from his smiling face. In those two hours of learning, Easton wasn't discouraged, but motivated. He was determined.

And my heart was growing. And growing. And growing.

8 comments:

  1. And let me tell you, he is a GOOD boy too!

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  2. What?! Contacts?! I had no idea!
    That's pretty impressive. I was in 6th grade when I got mine and I cried every morning for a week as my MOM tried to put them in my eyes. Ironically, the tears were the only thing that got them to go in!

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  3. We'll be crossing that bridge in another year or two--my son's still happy to stick with glasses for now. Yikes--two HOURS? I hope we have someone so patient and kind.

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  4. That picture is fantastic! Good for you Easton. Puff that chest out all you want!

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  5. I didn't get my contacts until I was 12, so I am very impressed!

    And he is starting to look so grown up and handsome rather than just a cutie!

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  6. Wow he does look all grown up! Good luck with the lenses!

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  7. I worked for an Optometrist for a few years before our kiddos came along, and part of my job was helping young ones (like Easton) learn to put in and take out contact lenses. When you said it took 2 hours, it took me right back to those days. I'm so glad that he had someone so patient and kind to work with him. It makes ALL the difference!

    And I'm with everyone else, just WHEN did Easton lose his little boy look and start looking SO very grown up? Handsome boy!!

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