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The Eyes of My Son

Angela Dowdy

Posted on January 5, 2020 23:07

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In today’s hectic world, we all need to take time to really SEE what others may be struggling through.

Little thought did I give those YEARS ago to the blessing of having my sight,

To the fact that I am able to see a difference in day and night.

But then I gave birth to a precious child whose eyes were filled with disease;

Four doctors tried, and each one failed, to set my mind at ease.

So we went to Atlanta and spoke with a fifth who explained the best way he could

That  corneal  transplants  would need to be done and the rate of success was good.

They put him to sleep, did the right eye first, six months later did the other…

With the healing begun in THE EYES OF MY SON, indeed I was one thankful mother.

Now back in our home and the dawn of each day brings sights he had not seen before,

The joy in his eyes and the thrill in my heart makes me sure I could not ask for more.

As I sing him to sleep with “Amazing Grace”, deeper  meaning  those words have for me,

“I once was lost but now am found…Was blind but now I see”.  -_-_-_-_

-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_The baby boy in the poem is NOW 40 years old!  He and his wife are both on the Staff at Berry College in Rome, Georgia.  I am his very proud mom and the author of the poem.

I just felt like you, dear reader, might be encouraged and inspired by the poem.  Remember that we are all REAL people with REAL issues.  You never know what others are going through.  Over the next few days why don’t YOU look deeper at your friends, neighbors, coworkers…and ask yourself…


“What is that person going through?”  Then perhaps you might ask one further question…“Is there anything I can do to help?”  In the maddening pace of today’s hectic world, we are all a bit BLIND and need a gentle reminder to try to SEE and share one another’s burdens.   

I would be genuinely thrilled if you care to leave any comment below.  Thank you, and have a bright and blessed new year.

 

Angela Dowdy

Posted on January 5, 2020 23:07

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