Ayisha sent in this picture of her beautiful daughter, Salena, writing:
“I am attaching a picture of my daughter, SALENA, age 8 years, who got her glasses when she was about 6 years old for farsightedness and astigmatism. She has been very good with her glasses always and has never broken one. It has only been recently that she has started getting upset about wearing glasses as the kdis in her class are teasing her. Her pet quote: ‘I look cute with glasses but pretty without them.’
I live in Pakistan and am a doctor. My husband wears glasses but my elder daughter and I , we do not.
I am hoping that seeing her picture in your photo gallery will remind my daughter how precious she is and that she is beautiful no matter what…:-)) I plan to go through the photo gallery with her and surprise her when she sees her own picture with the rest of the wonderful children.
She is a great dancer and usually called the “rockstar” of any show that she participates in. She is the first one to start dancing and the last to sit down. She wants to be a fashion designer, scientist and Barbie when she grows up!”
Salena sounds amazing, and it breaks my heart that she’s upset about her glasses and dealing with teasing at school. And this echoes one of my fears, that Zoe will also one day start to think that she’s not pretty in her glasses. So I’m asking all of you who read this, can you leave a note letting Salena know just how beautiful she is?