Today I wake up grateful for my eyes. I am thankful to be able to see, to have good vision and despite having to wear glasses when my eyes are tired or while I am reading or on the computer. I am grateful my eyes are supported naturally by my orbitals even though at one point I had an implant in to assist in keeping everything in place. I am just so thankful to be able to see. I have always thought about how hard it must be to be blind. The beauty of G-d’s creation, I am able to see with my eyes and for that I am thankful. However, I bet if I were blind, I would see who people really are regardless of how they look. Maybe thats the thing, you can see something or someone and not fully see it. Then experiences happen that show you what it is or who they are. It may still remain hard to “see” because of previously not knowing.
I also am so grateful to only have to go to the eye doctor, once a year now. There was a point after the accident that I felt like I was going almost every six months to check on my eyes and see how they were doing. There were concerns of scratches or glass or almost anything, especially because my eyelids had been slit and needed to be sewed back together, post accident. I remember before the accident always saying how much I disliked going to the eye doctors and did not want to ever have to go through getting my eyes touched by the machine that measures the pressure in your eyes. Yup, and then the accident happened and guess what? I had no choice but to allow my eye doctor to perform the test. I wouldn’t even allow the nurses. I literally fought with a nurse one time because I did not want her to touch my eyes. Isn’t it funny how there are things that I never would have wanted or thought I needed yet G-d, saw it necessary. Just blows my mind.
Dispite all the struggles with eye doctors, eye therapy (yes I went through this too) and my eyes, I am more than grateful to be able to open my eyes each morning and see. I am grateful for those moments of true sight whether it be taking in the view atop 11,000ft mountains, the sight of love when two marry, and seeing who people really are. That is vision.