Every one is writing letters to their eye patches these days (Melissa shared hers recently, too)! Missy shared her own letter to her son, Austin’s patch. What would you say in a letter to your child’s glasses, contacts, or patch? – Ann Z
I despise what you do to our mornings. “A” dreads getting out of his bed because of you. He will lay there awake and tell me to go away when I check on him to avoid contact with you. We are inserting a cuddle session sans you in the mornings to avoid this.
I appreciate that you have given my child not only usable vision in a previously blind eye, but much better than the doctor’s expectation. I think that I have decided that because of this fact alone, I partially love you.
You are a part of our lives to a point that you were missed in the four months that you were gone. Just to clarify, you were only partially missed. It just felt wrong to not have you around. You know kinda like a wart on someone’s nose. You get so used to it that when it is gone, something is just off. That is the way I feel about you. You are a wart on the nose of my life.
The times that we spend together are wrought with more tantrums and tears than when he is without you. Honestly I have shed many tears concerning you and the reason you stick around (pun intended). We still count the minutes until you are done for the day.
We treat you like the annoyance that you are. You are stepped on, stuck to the couch, thrown under beds. Yet you are a part of the day. You never give up. Kinda like us. We are persistent. We will always be. We need you despite the fact that you annoy us greatly and affect every day in one way or another. In the long run we are grateful for the part you play in the vision of an eye that didn’t see anything until you made it see.
You are a part of my son’s face. I never ever ever ever EVER thought I would say that. When you are gone for the day, I am relieved, but I still look twice before I remember that we are done with you at the moment.
Anyway, I guess it is good that I have reached this point, because I have to put up with your annoying stickiness for at least another 6 years. Ortopad will love us/our wallets completely, even if we don’t love them completely.
Sincerely Missy and Austin and Everyone Else in This Family