A couple months after my really bad night, I went to the eye doctor. I was having trouble with my eyes; they kept blurring up. They examined me with different machines. I had to take eye drops there and then I could barely see anything! I couldn’t even see what a sticker said on the monster truck I had gotten from McDonalds! After a day or two my eyes cleared out. My mom told me they had dilated my eyes. The doctor had told me I had to have glasses. About a week later I had to go get them.
I was really nervous! I was nervous because I thought people would think I was hilarious. We were going to get my glasses first and then go to lots of stores. We got my glasses. They gave me a cool case, my glasses, a black wash cloth and spray to clean them.
We went to our first stop and I did great! I didn’t get laughed at, which was good. And I did great all the other stops. I kept on wearing my glasses. They didn’t make a difference at first; I thought my regular eyes without them worked better. But then they got really good. They made a big difference in how good I could see.
Facing my fears by letting people see me in my glasses made me not scared anymore. I was scared people would laugh at me, but they didn’t.
If you have to get glasses, you don’t have to be scared. People may not even laugh at you! If they do, don’t worry about it. You have to think about what you like, not what they like. If they don’t like your glasses it only matters if you do. People like different things and that’s ok.
“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?” Luke 12:25