I’ve been wearing the same glasses for about 3 years
It was WAY past time for a new prescription
My glasses had scratches and chips which made it hard to see out of them
But by the time I got to 417, I could barely walk
And I definitely could not fit in the chair at the eye doctor’s office
And if you can’t fit in the chair–then you can’t get an eye exam
And you can’t get new glasses
I could have used the old prescription to get new ones
But that would have involved going to Lenscrafters
And sitting in more chairs–that ROLL
Chairs have been my enemy for a very long time now
It’s bad enough that most of them have arms which makes it impossible for me to fit in them
It takes a tremendous amount of effort to get yourself into a chair at 417 pounds
Putting wheels on it so that it moves while you’re trying to sit down is just asking for trouble
Because ending up on the floor at 417 pounds is going to be a lot more than just embarrassing
It’s going to involve a team to get you up again
Besides it takes energy to walk from the car to Lenscrafters
Energy I didn’t have
So I wore the glasses I had
Even though they gave me horrible headaches from not being strong enough
And having to look through the scratches and chips
But not anymore!
I was finally able to fit in the chair at the eye doctor’s office!
My first new pair of glasses in 3 years!
Here’s the chair in the waiting room
And here I am FITTING in it!
How about this tiny one??
I can fit on this one too!! WOO HOO!
Here I am finally getting my eyes examined!!
There is something just amazing about being able to finally see clearly again
And that’s a lot like my life
For so long things seemed blurry and painful
I wanted so badly to see the way
But something was clouding my vision
The “prescription” I was using was all wrong
And the scratches and chips of my life were blinding me to the way I needed to go
But sometimes with a new perspective, things can become clear again
And now I have that chance
I can view life without the same “headache” that I did 150 pounds ago
And trust me–it’s a great view!
And those wheels on the chairs?
You will not defeat me!!
150 pounds lighter makes it far easier to maneuver this thing
No longer is this like a mechanical bull waiting to throw me off!
I cannot tell you the insurmountable JOY it brings to me to finally be able to see again without the headaches involved with a weak prescription and looking through chips and scratches.
I can see!
I was blind but now I see–John 9:25