“See for today and see for the moment. See every day as though your eye sight will be gone tomorrow. Your heart is the eye of your soul. When you look at something,
truly see it, and don’t just look at it to say that you’ve seen it. That’s
not seeing it. Truly look at it, not just with your eyes, but with your heart
as well. Most importantly, remember that what you see with your eyes may not
be what’s truly there. Only after you’ve seen with your heart, can
you truly say you’ve seen a person for who they really are inside. And
the same thing goes for the world.”
When people ask me what it’s like to
be visually impaired and how I Feel about it, I tell them that it’s a blessing in disguise. Sure there are times I wish I could see like everyone else just for one day, but then I remember that God
made me this way for a reason. I can inspire so many people and I intend to do
just that. I may not see like everyone else, but I can see where it counts. I see where most other people cannot. I
see with my heart. And I believe that seeing with my heart is better than seeing
with my eyes any day. My goal is to try and help people who are fully sighted,
learn how to treat those of us with visual impairements with the respect and kindness we deserve.
I became visually impaired when I was born. I was born early, there fore, I had to be put on a venalator to breathe and the oxygen
levels destroyed my retinas in both eyes. This condition is called ROP. The way I look at it is, I have ROP, it doesn’t have me. I still do the same things everyone else does. I volunteer
at a daycare center, go to plays and the movies and enjoy watching TV. I just
do some of those things differently. The scary truth or rather the blind reality
of my condition is that one day I will wake up and not be able to see a thing. And
even though that does scare me, I take comfort in the fact that I know God and my family will always be there for me. And even though my family might not understand what it’s like to be visually
impaired, I know they still love me. And I know some of you who read this may
think, I’m nuts, but the way I look at it is, only when I’ve lost
all my eye sight completely, will I truly see the world in all its beauty that God created.
I’ll use my other senses to compensate for my lost vision, like I always have.
But most importantly, I’ll use my heart. My heart will become my
eyes. And in a way, even though I’m afraid of that day, I also can’t
wait for it. I can’t wait for it because when it finally comes, only then,
will I truly see the world and all its beauty God has to offer.
I hope this has taught everyone a lesson about
truly seeing the world and the people in it. I also hope everyone who reads this,
reads it with their eyes, but more importantly, that they read it with their heart and share it with others.
If anyone would like to get in contact
with me, via MSN Messenger, they may do so by iming me at:
Or just e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope this has helped everyone realize that
seeing the world with your heart is better than seeing it with your eyes.
“Those who see with their heart will
never lose their way. But those who rely on eye sight alone will always be lost.”
Remember, God loves you!