10 July 2008

Ways of Seeing

If there's one thing that Vera has taught me, it is this: A lot of things in life depend on how you choose to see it.

Do you see Vera's right eye that cannot see, or Vera's left eye that can almost see?

Do you see Vera's tag on her cheek as a blemish or a really big dimple?

Do you see Vera's clenched fists or fingers that hold your hand and won't let go?

Do you see Vera's left ear that cannot hear or her right that can?

Do you see Vera smaller than any baby her age or growing amazingly well for an Edwards baby?

Do you see a child that won't be here for a lifetime, or a child that's here now in your life?

I choose to see the latter in all the above.