Nine months ago I spent weeks crying myself to sleep after learning about a rare eye condition my son has.
I was worried he wasn’t going to be able to see all the beautiful things in this world.
I was worried he wouldn’t ever be able to see the ocean.
My heart was broken into a million pieces…..for him.
But he saw it.
The big beautiful ocean. Full of all its power and mystery.
He may not have been able to see it the same way everyone else does, but he saw it.
And he loved it.
And not only did he get to see the ocean, but he got to see the shells and the starfish and the jellyfish and the boats and dolphins. He saw it all. He fought the waves for six hours straight. He battled them and boogie boarded them until he could no longer fight.
My heart was so full that day. So overwhelmed with his happiness. My feelings that day were not even comprehensible. I was so grateful for all the gifts in my life.
Song : 1,000 Ships Rachel Platten