Here is another in a series of miracles that have been shared with me by other writers. This one had me in tears the first time I read it. It was sent in by Janet Perez Eckles:
I fought sadness when my first granddaughter was born. I’d give anything to see her tiny face. As I brushed her smooth cheek, I’d love to just for one second peek at her blue eyes.
But my blindness erased any possibility of those wishes coming true.
Still, I took care of her, sang to her, rocked and ran my fingers across her sweet face.
Here Nana, she said when she was four. She took my hand and brushed my fingers across the applique on her blouse.
I paused for a moment and asked myself: How did she figure out that the only way I can see is by feeling with my fingertips?
But before I got my answers, my thoughts were interrupted by her angelic voice asking, Nana, will you teach me to see with my heart like you do?
Then I remembered the time when she was smaller and I pinned a few jingle bells on her shirt, the only way I could keep track of her. I had told her that Nana cannot see with her eyes, but only with her heart.
As I prepare her favorite smoothies, invent stories, teach her to feel the raindrops on her face and feel the wind lift her hair, she learns to see life differently.
Rather than sadness because of my blindness, I strive to show her a new world of beautiful things that only the heart can see.
Janet Perez Eckles has been inspiring thousands to see the best in life. She in an international speaker and is the author of the bestselling book Simply Salsa: Dancing without fear at God’s fiesta, published by Judson Press in 2011. You can find her online at www.janetperezeckles.com.
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