A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
Well, it's really late at night (at least, it's late at night for me...meaning it's after 10:30pm), but Devin says I have 5 minutes to do a quick update. The past few days have been BUSY and after a frantic email from my mom who wanted to make sure I could still see, I realized that I really should update! Wednesday, Josh went to a sleepover at a friends' house, and so Claire and I made a girl's night. We ate popcorn and watched Anne of Green Gables until like 10pm! Yesterday, we went to an embassy dinner and stayed until after 9pm! Today, we had a new family over for dinner and we chatted until almost 9pm! So, yes, some late nights for us...and busy days! The kids and I right now are on our 'summer schedule' for school. During the summer is when we do a lot of our academic studies (math, spelling, etc.) since we take spring and fall to do unit study immersions (where they also get math and spelling, etc., but don't know it! Ha!)--so we're full swing into Saxon and Spectrum and Sing, Spell, Read and Write!
But, of course, I'm sure everyone's wondering how my eyes are doing. I feel terribly as I was reading over my last few posts (and some of the comments), it seems that I was sounding pretty negative. I didn't mean to. In the past few days, I've seen improvements in my eyesight LEAPS and BOUNDS!!! Wednesday, I woke up and when my eyes first opened, my vision was crystal clear!! I laughed out loud (poor Devin)! Of course, as the day wore on, my eyes got a little fuzzy again, but that moment of clarity was SO encouraging! Wednesday, my eyesight reminded me of how I used to see when I was wearing an old pair of contacts and it was the end of the day--you know how it is: your eyes are dry, the contacts start to fog up and fuzz over and you just can't seem to see...and your eyes are irritated like crazy. Well, I just saw things fuzzily without the eye irritation. Cool!!
Thursday, I again woke up to crystal clear vision. It wasn't perfect all day, but I could see improvement even from Wednesday. Get this: I drove for the first time! I drove to the embassy AND I parked the car!! Those of you who are here know what it's like to park your car at the embassy! It's ALWAYS crowded and the parking is tight. I parked between a big huge truck and a minibus! :D I had no problems at all. Road signs are a little fuzzy, but I could see just fine. I recognized Devin across the pool...lengthwise! AND when we left the embassy late at night, I looked up in the sky and saw the STARS!!! They weren't fuzzy bubble halos anymore--they were a little bit fuzzy, but I was able to point out the big dipper to the kids!! I could SEE THE STARS!! WITH MY OWN EYES!!!! I can't get over how cool this is!!
Today, my eyesight is even better than yesterday. It's still a touch fuzzy, but half the day I hardly noticed it!!!! I played the piano in church today. I don't have light sensitivity anymore. I am looking at the computer screen right now. I can read for an hour+ at a time! I can read to the kids and read all our school materials now without feeling nauseous. My kids are probably SO SICK of me exclaiming at every thing that I can see...or every sign I can now read. I can read the alarm clock across the room. I read the chalkboard in church today. I honestly almost don't notice it anymore! WOWWW!!! The doctor said I'd be about 90% by my next visit on next Wednesday, and I can see that as a possibility! I still can't wear makeup...but if it helps my eyes heal faster, then I'll do it. I've been following their instructions to the T, so that's helpful, I think. And I know that people have been praying for me, and that's always a wonderful help and blessing! So, thank you! :)
All of this is so exciting to me! That first week is tough. But being able to see is SO COOL!! I'm enjoying seeing the slight improvements every single day and I've learned SO MUCH through this whole experience. I know it's not over yet, but I'm grateful for the opportunity to experience this--and to see! :)
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