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!