Penny is getting new glasses, after 15 years of more or less the same ones. We’ve changed the prescription but not the frames, per her request.
But she has recently decided it is time for a change. We are in round two of samples. Trying them on one at a time and taking photos. Evaluating the look, the feel, the style.
Last night, I told her what I thought.
She said, “It doesn’t only matter what you think.” And then, “It also matters what I think.”
She said it matter-of-factly. No snark or sass. Just a statement that what she thinks about herself matters. And, actually, matters more than what I think.
What she thinks matters so much.
More with Amy Julia:
- Finding Places Where Everyone Belongs
- Book: A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny
- Free Resource: Missing Out on Beautiful: Growing Up With a Child With Down Syndrome
- Disability and Respect: Look Her in the Eye
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