I don’t have very good eyesight. If I have to read a recipe, a magazine, the mail, or even my phone, I need my reading glasses. Ok – I need my reading glasses for just about everything. My distance vision isn’t exactly 20/20 either.
Quick history – I was born with a left crossed-eye. Just my left eye. As a child I paid countless visits to the eye doctor. Not my favorite appointment – even if it meant missing school, I didn’t like it. All those times in the big chair being asked, “Better one? Better two? One? Two?” Argh.
A few years back after going through a visit with an optometrist (Better one? Better two?) I was the proud owner of progressive lens bifocals. Yuck. I tried wearing them but they were uncomfortable and I could never teach my eyes to find that reading part of the lenses.
I went to the eye doctor today. After going through the exam, (Better one? Better two?) I asked if I was a candidate for contact lenses. The answer was ‘yes!’ I never thought I could wear contacts!
I left the eye doctor office wearing my first, ever, pair of contact lenses. Wow! I could see leaves and read road signs! I could read my phone texts with a glasses-free face! It was truly too good to be true.
When I got home, I sat in front of my computer screen and brought up my email to read. I took a look …. and …. it was all blurry! Ohhhhh…. When I sat down I, out of habit, swooped up my reading glasses and put them on my face. Of course it was blurry! I tossed those babies back down on the table. This was truly too good to be true!
My afternoon quickly switched into high gear with countless emails and phone calls that all had to do with staffing for Amanda. I don’t want to bore you with the details, but it looks like we may have come to a favorable solution. But my mind is like, don’t count the chickens before they hatch, and I want to be sure it all works out for sure before I do the happy dance. It just seems (you guessed it) too good to be true.
I looked up “too good to be true” in the online Free Dictionary and it said it meant: almost unbelievable; so good as to be unbelievable. (Oh my – do you think Ted wrote that? Unbelievable!)
Did you know that after Jesus fed the 5,000 with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish (too good to be true!) and then walked on water (Unbelievable!) his disciples still had the nerve to ask “What sign will you give for us to see so that we may believe you?” (John 6) Ted and I have been praying for a solution for so long for Amanda – and now that it looks like things are coming together all at the right time – am I actually doubting it still?
Mark 9:24 I do believe! Help me overcome my unbelief.
I can’t wait to tell the stories of how much Amanda enjoys living in her own place. We’re getting closer for sure! It’s going to be too good to be true.
If I can get those contact lenses back in my eyes tomorrow morning – well that’s going to be unbelievable!