So, what’s the latest in our house?
Well, we found out Zachary needs to wear GLASSES. It’s no surprise, really. We noticed his left eye was drifting a bit and took him to see his Pediatric Ophthalmologist at Loma Linda. Turns out he’s far-sighted in his left eye so he was primary using his right eye to see. For two hours a day, we also patch his right eye in order to strengthen the muscle in his left eye. We were told this has nothing to do with his prematurity. “It’s simply the way God made Him.”
He’s had his glasses for a week now and we’ve all been helping him get adjusted.
“Mama, do these make me look smart?” Looking quite studious and serious in his new specs.
Rockin’ that great hair of his, too.
Too adorable for words!
He loves the breeze in his face and going out with me on my morning runs. Messy hair don’t care. :))
My handsome little boy.
Here he is with his cool patch on.
Learning to see things and grab toys by using only his left eye for vision.
Zachary has already faced much adversity in his short life so wearing glasses isn’t something that’s going to deter him from God’s plan. In fact, it is God’s plan and He makes no mistakes! He plans to use this all for good. We’re so grateful the glasses help him to see better at such a young age. God definitely put him in the right family. :))
Wearing glasses has already led to random strangers coming up to us and asking us questions. What an opportunity we have to give glory to God and share a little bit about His faithfulness through Zach’s story.
As a dear friend of mine put it, “Zach will use his eyes to lead others’ eyes to Jesus.” Amen!
Our boy is more than a conqueror in Christ and as far as we’re concerned, we think he’s positively precious and absolutely perfect.
Being more than a conqueror comes from one of my favorite bible passages in Romans.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Romans 8:31-39