I have had an extremely busy year!!! I have not been able to aggressively write like I wanted to, in hopes of exploring my creative side, nonetheless, I have had a pretty interesting year.
Honestly, I cannot even think back to January and everything in between. It is like a blur. I know I knocked out as many college courses as I could this year, which definitely contributes to my lack of memory for this year. Now I am four classes away from receiving my Bachelor’s degree. (I guess that will be a highlight for 2017).
HOWEVER, my biggest highlight and truly a blessing from God was receiving 20/20 vision.
Back story: I was failing sixth grade when my mom realized I needed glasses. I had a 63 on my progress report, I remember because I got an a** whooping. There was a problem though my teacher said from the numbers I wrote on the paper I was getting all the math correct 😳😳 Sure thing my mom went and got my eyes tested and I was (legally) blind. 🤓😎🤓😎
Well, this past year I got PRK surgery, a corrective eye surgery. When I tell you all I cried as soon as I came out of surgery, I was crying like a child that lost his/her dog, which I truly would if I ever lost my baby Prince.
I cried to the nurse, when I returned to the waiting room. I remember saying, “I can see!”
She asked how long I had been wearing glasses. My eyesight went bad in the sixth grade. So about 13 years I had to depend on eye glasses or contacts… That’s not even comparable to people who have been born without sight or hearing! (The videos of people being able to hear for the first time always make me cry!!)
I can now see mountain peaks, flowers and their colors, and people’s faces before they are right in front of me. Most of all I can admire the natural beauty of God’s great Earth with my bare eyes! So thankful!!! I can wear sunglasses with our prescription (they are hella expensive), I can enjoy the full effect of make, and I can, finally, comfortably enjoy a 3D movie. No more glasses sun tan or glasses’ indentations on my nose.
Going through with this surgery has made me open my eyes to people who have the privilege to have all able body functions and senses take for granted. They can execute daily functions on a day-to-day basis without man-made assistance. There are so many that probably won’t be able to afford a procedure to see. People lose limbs in combat and other people are born without sight or hearing and here we think we are invincible to becoming disabled. Making dumb decisions such as drinking and driving, abusing drugs, impulse risk taking to be liked to gain followers and likes, and partaking in other things that might alter our good health.
As we go into the New Year, let’s take time to thank God for his many blessings that he bestowed upon us ion 2016 and reflect on the things we cand do better, including making better decisions for your life and your health.
I pray every body a prosperous 2017 and that you maintain a healthy lifestyle to live an even longer healthy life! 2017 here we come!