Conversation while driving:
Sophi to Conner: "What's your favorite color?"
Conner: "I don't know color."
Sophi: "Like, red, yellow, purple..."
Conner (interrupting): "I know, I know. I know color. But I no see color. So I don't know favorite. I just see black. Only black."
Sophi: "Then black's your favorite color!"
Conner: "No, black no my favorite! I no like black. I see black all day. Black, black, black. I no like black."
We all sit quietly. I'm trying to comprehend the magnitude of what he has said without having my heart ripped out. Then Conner quietly says, "Mom, I know doctor no can fix my eyes. But you think maybe doctor fix my eyes just a little so I can see just a little like Marilyn (his friend who is visually impaired.) Then, Lexi, piping up for the first time, says, "Conner, Jesus will fix your eyes. And my eyes. But it will be a long, long time. I know-- it's not fair."
Everyone, I hope that whatever your trials and struggles are today, that you can look around you and soak in the fact that you can see. Look at the beauty surrounding you and for just a minute, try to fully comprehend what a blessing sight is and enjoy it a little extra for my Conner and Lexi and Elli.