3 to grant or give a share in – often used with (shared the last of her water with us)
This past week we have been working on sharing. We thought Tori was good at it, but we found out differently last weekend. My brother Matt and his wife Andrea stopped by our house on Saturday (May 3) and Tori had a very hard time sharing anything with her two cousins. I tried explaining to her the concept of sharing, but she never really got it that day. She shared, but only because she knew she would be in big trouble if she didn’t. Well on Monday, Sarah sent me an e-mail in which she told me she was in the kitchen and Tori ran in saying “Charli loves Elmo! I share with Charli!” Tori loves playing with Charli, but we have to be careful because we never really know how she’s playing with her. Well, Sarah came out and found this (↑) scene played out right before her eyes. Tori really had shared with Charli and it was so cute. I started laughing and laughing when I saw the pictures and read the e-mail. I’m just glad another pillow wasn’t found covering Charli’s face (yes, this has happened before when Tori “helping” us). It’s a good start, though.
We went to Tori’s eye doctor yesterday for the first time in over a year and a half. We actually tried a different doctor in American Fork last August (not impressed at all) and came back to Dr. Larson at Primary Children’s because we have been very impressed with him and he has been really good with Tori. The only problem with these appointments is that this office is one of the only pediatric ophthalmologist offices around so there are a lot of people who are there. The first time we went, the appointment took 6 hours. It was pretty ridiculous. Yesterday was only an hour and 45 minutes (much better). He looked at her and examined her eyes and says they are getting straighter! Hooray! Sarah and I thought they were looking straighter but we didn’t know for sure. He said her vision is good, but compared the vision in her good eye to a high definition TV and the vision in her bad eye to a grainy TV screen and said that her brain would always choose the HD picture over the other. He suggested glasses for her, but only to protect the good eye from injury (fish hooks, toys, sticks, etc) because her visual field is so limited. We’ll see how that goes for her. I’m just glad she’s improving. The other doctor we saw in August wanted to jump on surgery by the end of the year, Dr. Larson says we should wait until either she or we are tired of it and want to fix the way she looks. As far as we’re concerned, she can decide if and when she wants to do a surgery (I think, sorry if I am wrong Babe!).
I got my grades for this past semester…I got A’s in both of my classes. Miraculous I know. I can’t believe I pulled that one off. It amazed me really. Now I just have to wait for my records to be audited to know if I have graduated or not. As far as I can tell, everything is covered and I have finally finished my Bachelor’s degree. But, being the eternal optimist I am, I won’t celebrate until I get that diploma in my hands.
Mother’s Day is Sunday. We don’t really have money for anything fancy, but I think I’ll be making Sarah dinner and some type of dessert. Nothing is set yet. I am so happy to have Sarah in my life. We have 2 amazing girls and there is no one I would rather have by my side than Sarah. I love you Babe!