Saturday, March 24, 2018

And the blind shall see #SOL18 March 24

Last month, my husband and I went out of town for a night to attend a marriage enrichment with our Marriage Encounter team and our Bishop. The day we left was our World War 2 day where my teaching partners and I transformed our rooms and we dressed up. I was Rosie the Riveter and didn’t have time to change; I barely had time to pack. It wasn’t until the next morning that I realized I had left my make up at home. No biggie! I was amongst friends so I went fresh face for the day.

Last weekend, I went to see my mom. I had plenty of time to pack even though I overslept because Mom did too. I had an extra hour and watched NCIS I wasn’t worried as I grabbed my bag to drive an hour and a half to see Mom and spend the day hanging out with her laughing and shopping. As we got ready for bed, I realized I had forgotten my medicine and therefore did not sleep very well. No biggie! I drove home and then took a two and a half hour nap.

This weekend, my husband and I went to a meeting three hours away. I had packed early in the morning and double checked that I had my make up and my medication. Check and double check! Last night, we arrived at the home where we stayed and I opened my suitcase to get ready for bed. Unfortunately, my bag of bathroom items was not there. No soap. No lotion. No toothbrush. No glasses. No contacts. I can handle not having most of that but not having contacts or glasses is a big deal. My eye sight is bad, really bad. I’ve worn glasses since second grade and until four years ago, they got worse every year. My contact prescription is -8 and -8.5. I have to have help to see! The contacts I wear are dailies so I can’t wear them two days in a row. I had to do something so I slept in them hoping I’d be okay and they would work the next day too. This morning my eyes weren’t horrible but they didn’t feel good. I found some solution and rinsed them once we got to the meeting but tore my left one. I sat through breakfast and our meeting with one contact. I tried to pretend to be a pirate so I could see a little. I also sat with my eyes closed a lot. After lunch, I took out the other contact and made my husband drive home. I kept my eyes closed the entire way and even managed a couple of small naps! As soon as we got home, I ran in and found my bag with my glasses and put them on. The blind could see!

My husband told me I better make sure to have what I need for our trip next week to the Outer Banks! He wants me comfortable and able to see and enjoy spring break!


  1. Your post made me laugh! No matter how hard I try, I always forget something. I hope you have a terrific trip to the Outer Banks!

  2. The way you structured this piece was perfect. You made due for two trips, no big deal. This set up the magnitude of the third trip. Try Making a list for your next trip! That always helps me.

  3. Your structure really worked, the build up and payoff. We are twins in the sight problem. I tore a contact recently at work, didn’t have one. When my son brought one over, he said mom, you should really keep a spare here, in your purse, and stuff. The student becomes he teacher.