Friday, July 20, 2012

Yearning for Sight

Dear Lexi.  Sweet wonderful Lexi.  She is such a special child.  As I compose this post, she is in a  nearby room singing at the top of her lungs.  Sometimes she sings along with her iPod.  Sometimes she sings without it.  The melodies are generally spot on.  The pronunciation of the words is unique:)  She has the intuitive ability to drop an octave when the song goes too high for her range.  Her singing is one of the many things that make us think, "What would we do without her?"

Lexi yearns for sight.  She often says, "I don't like blind!  I don't want blind!"  She is constantly telling us about things she sees.  The other day (after I drove all of the kids to Oregon on my own so Christi could have 36 hours by herself at home and then fly up, not that I deserve any accolades or anything:) I had all 8 kids in the van as we pulled into the airport to get Christi.  I told everyone to look for mom, and of course Lexi was the first to say, "I see her!" (a bit earlier than she actually came into view.)  A couple of days ago I was driving with Lexi, Jesi and Graci.  I pointed out a train that was running parallel to us.  Lexi asked, "Can I roll down the window so I can see it?"  She rolled the window down about an inch and said, "Oh that's so cool!" and then rolled the window back up.

These poignant little moments occur often.  I wish I had more to give her.  I wish I could explain things better so she could envision them more fully.  Despite the frustration that her blindness sometimes causes her, dear Lexi is a bright, optimistic soul.  She finds the joy in so many of life's experiences.  She is a great example of looking at the bright side of life!


  1. Lexi findd more joy in the little things in life than anyone I have ever seen. I love how she unabashadly shakes with anticipation and happiness, waving her arms and wriggling her enire body...would that we could all show our joy so fully!

  2. This is a beautiful post! I just love your darling family!