I love looking back through my posts and remembering the sweet, sometimes stressful memories. Having written a proof of all the ways God has so richly blessed us, and shown us grace and mercy. From buying our first home, the struggle we went through to get pregnant, eventually our pregnancy and Tripp’s life up until now.

It should be no surprise that I’d document this so that in a couple of years I can look back and say “Ugh, I was so worried about nothing!”

At Tripp’s check-up appointment on his eye, Ben and I were told Tripp would have to have strabismus surgery. He was previously diagnosed with Esotropia, strabismic amblyopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism in his right eye. (Basically, he has very poor vision and weak eye muscles which cause his eye to turn in.)

As soon as the word “surgery” fell out of the doctor’s mouth I immediately looked at Ben to make sure he was still breathing and sitting upright, because I couldn’t breathe & time stood still.

Tripp was running around the exam room yelling at the top of his voice. For an instant I was deaf to whatever he was jabbering about.

We walked in thinking we’d be given a lecture on staying consistent with his glasses. We walked out with a plan for surgery and what felt like a punch to the gut. 


If you have gone through strabismus surgery I would love to hear about your experience, good or bad! Also if you could pray for our anxiety over this to settle that would be so greatly appreciated.