A SURPRISE FOR OUR EYES! TODAY!

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The wonder and beauty of winter!
The wonder and beauty of winter!

TODAY IS A DAY OF WONDER FOR THOSE WITH VISION!

TODAY WAS AMAZING FOR THOSE WHO COULD SEE!

TODAY WAS A DAY TO REFLECT ON WHY OUR EYES ARE SO IMPORTANT TO US!

TODAY ALSO WAS A DAY TO WISH THAT THOSE WHO NEVER HAD SIGHT OR WHO LOST THEIR VISION COULD JUST GET TO SEE THE WONDER AND BEAUTY OF TODAY!

The surprise of today was absolutely wonderful. Along with the beauty was also the quiet that comes with the sound proofing of a blanket of beautiful snow.  I can not tell you how tempted I was today to call in sick and keep my kids home and to spend it out in a park full of trees and just take photos.  It was something I almost did even when I was just outside of my work.  But I did the responsible and sensible thing.  I went to work.

My daughter Symone took some amazing photos with just her iPhone (per my request) on her way to school this morning.  Thank you darling daughter! Just what I was looking for.  I did get a couple myself at stop signs when there was no traffic.

This wonderful surprise though brought some unwelcome feelings.  It made me grieve for my Kodiak.  It made me long for his eyes and vision.  I know what he was missing today and yet he did not know it at all.  Being DeafBlind not only could he not see the beauty but also we could not even tell him.  But there was a time he would look at a snowflake on his dark blue mitten and giggle.  There was a time he’d giggle when he would reach down and touch snow.  Now he probably still would giggle when touching snow and maybe in his head he would remember a day like it was today.  So majestic! So Awesome! So Beautiful!.  So clean and sparkly and white and amazing.  It was such a peaceful amazing day.  It was a wonderful surprise and one that made me so thankful to be able to see 20/16.

Some of the trees no longer looked harsh and only like pointed sticks in the sky line.  They instead looked so soft and delicate like big huge white ostrich feathers.  I was unable to take photos of those trees as I was driving. But I do regret not stopping and just taking a snap shot of such wonder that God created today!  Absolute complete perfect beauty today.

So I write this to my little boy. My littlest one that will some day read this with braille and then with his own two eyes….

Dear little Kodiak,

Someday when you are able to see to read this note from me. You will be able to decide on your own if today was a day that you wish you were able to see.  But if you can see this then you will also get to see many more wondrous things in your life and the beauty all around you. I miss your eyes now as much as you do, little one, because I can see what you are missing.  I can see what you should be able to still see at the very least.  The branches on the trees were like little fingers holding the snowflakes just right and adorning them with a sparkly white.  The contrast was perfect for someone with low vision or who could not see in color.  Someday my love. Some day my little one.  The Almighty God above will grant us this wonderful blessing and you will forever be thankful along with me!

Love,

Mom!

Now to grant your eyes with the photos of what most of us here saw today, but not all realized the significance it meant to people like me and my family!

Good Morning Surprise!
Good Morning Surprise!
Looks almost like feathers... but not the right photo.
Looks almost like feathers… but not the right photo.

Out the front door!Out the front door!

On the way to school!
On the way to school!
Beauty along the way!
Beauty along the way!
Beauty into the woods!
Beauty into the woods!
Beauty by the fence!
Beauty by the fence!
Frosty snow!
Frosty snow!
Today's collection! by Symone
Today’s collection! by Symone

Good Morning Surprise! Please respect my blog and do not copy and paste any of out photos. Thank you!

23 Responses

  1. I bet he will see someday and sooner than you think!

  2. This is a beautiful post.

  3. We indeed take the gift of sight for granted and thank you for reminding me to emphasize the word ‘gift’. Love to Kodiak.

  4. It was so pretty yesturday. Even today to going to school. I didn’t stop to take pictures though. I should have. I do miss Kodi being able to see things like snow, northern lights, etc. It was so cute when he would stare up at the lights above the fireplace at our old house. He would spin in circles on his back and stare at the lights. I wonder how they looked to him. And how he thought the tv on the static channel and the sound it made was so amusing… Even at 3 am… 🙂 Little stinker. I can not wait til he sees again.

  5. Love. Absolutely love. Last night I was on the lift at Afton and was taken by the beauty of the snow coated trees. I love love love this. I love your letter. Amazing.

    • Thank you so much!!! Aw! AFTON! Yes I’m sure it was a beauty there… Except the “undie” lift 🙂

      • My daughter told my hubby…”Dad…there’s this tree…you probably shouldn’t look…it has …. you know.. girl under things on it….you know…like mom needs….”

  6. Lovely photos! Thank you for signing up to follow my blog! I hope that you enjoy the time you spend cruising around! – B

  7. I nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award
    Please accept & oblige.

    http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/very-inspiring-blogging-award/

  8. What lovely photos and inspirational post in reminding us all of nature’s beauty and the view of it that we take for granted.