Micah has been needing new glasses for a while, his blue sports goggles are pretty scratched up and falling apart in places. But, we really didn't have the money to get him some new ones. So we prayed about it and then later, I found out that Micah shared this request with his class at school and then they prayed about it, too!
Recently, I found out about a place online that sells very cheap glasses, think less than 40$ including shipping! So I ordered Micah a new pair of dark blue, titanium framed glasses (we'll see about the quality...boys are rather rough on glasses!). We were pretty excited about this answer to prayer and we eagerly opened the package yesterday when it came in the mail. Then we noticed some funny yellow markings on the sides...Winnie the Pooh?! Definitely NOT appreciated by a certain 8 1/2 year old boy!
The glasses are SO cute on him, though, and I got him to wear them for a while in spite of Winnie. And he commented that it's great to have glasses that he can actually see out of...so things were going along swimmingly until little sister came in, took one look and said, "You look silly in those glasses!" That's all it took to bring on a major breakdown...sigh...he's convinced that the other kids at school will make fun of his glasses (even though Winnie is nearly microscopic!), so we'll see how it goes today...I reminded him that most people are rather ego-centric and tend to think more about themselves than about Micah, but sometimes that's hard to accept when it just FEELS like everyone is looking and laughing.
I also reminded him that these glasses are a huge answer to prayer and that he can share about that in his class, since they had prayed for them, too. I don't think anyone would dare make fun of an answer to prayer, right? Besides, Winnie is kinda cute...the sniffles lasted for a while, but then he did recover enough to take some goofy shots...