“Melody, it’s time to go to the eye doctor.” Lea called from the doorway.
It’s actually here, Melody thought to herself, the dreaded day.
“Ummm, I think I have choir practice today.” Melody tried.
“You do not!” Lea yelled impatiently. She was annoyed that Melody wouldn’t hurry up. She didn’t like not doing anything.
“Let me handle this, Lea,” Josefina said, coming into the room.
Lea turned her head to Josefina. “Sorry,” Lea said, blushing.
“What’s the matter, Melody?” Josefina asked in her quiet, gentle tone.
“It’s just, I’m scared! What if I need glasses?” Melody asked with a worried look on her face.
“We’ll still love you if you do need glasses, you know.” At that moment, all of Melody’s fears vanished. Maybe her biggest concern about glasses wasn’t if they made her look weird. Maybe it was being accepted.
“Thank you,” Melody said wrapping Josefina in for a hug.
“You’re welcome,” Josefina replied, hugging Melody back.
“Now, are you ready to go?”