Thursday, May 8, 2008

The eyes have it!

You may not have heard, but the world has a new super hero.  Okay it's our world, but he is a hero nonetheless. While play with Marra he announced in his best superhero voice...
"I AM FAR AWAY GLASSES".   He has laser eyes that only hurt bad people, and he is always kind to his friend.  Pretty much that sums up our Peyters.  Always happy and loves his friends. (Not sure about the laser eyes, but maybe he just scares off the bad guys). 
On Monday he will have surgery to hopefully fix some of his eye problems the goal is to achieve better balance. (I guess it helps if both eyes look in the same direction at the same time).
Regardless of the outcome I am sure he will continue to be our "Peyters", and smile at whatever the world decides to throw at him.  
I have been thinking a lot about eyes this week.  I was listening to a conference talk I wish I could remember who was speaking, but he was talking about the BYU center in Israel.  The government asked that the students not talk about the church.  They all agreed not to, and then the leader asked them what they were going to do about their eyes.  I realize that many people have this light, and it is something I hope comes from me as well, but I know that Peyton has it.  I have been around so many people not of my faith that ask what it is that draws people to him.  I have strangers in stores stop me to talk to him.  His therapists truly enjoy working with him even on the bad days.  
He is a great spirit to have in our home.  Funny how a four year old can be such a great example. 

4 comments:

Ari said...

Oh I have been thinking and praying for Peyton. I know that today was his surgery and hope that everything went well. They way that you talk about Peyton is the same way we fill about Connor. Connor had to have eye muscle surgery when he was 2 and those where hard days to see your little one go through pain, but he is doing so well, especially with everything that he has gone through in his short 7 years of life. Love you guys and we will keep him in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

It's blogs like these that make me so sad we live so far away from you guys! I want to be nearer and get to know these great spirits in our family! Many, like Peyton, we've never even met! But at least we can keep in touch over blogging! Thanks!
Jen

CaLM RAPIDS said...

I'm so glad the surgery went well and I hope he continues to improve. We talk about your family quite often here at our house and we miss you all very much! Lots of love to you!

Ari said...

How is he doing since the surgery?