Yesterday I had an appointment with my eye doctor and I was again reminded of how magnificently we are designed. As I waited in the doctors office, I reminisced about the first time I met Dr. M. I was sure I was still in the single digits of my life. As he walked in, I felt my heart skip a beat as I felt his kindness enter even before he did. He greeted me with a gigantic smile and twinkly blue eyes. His hair has changed over the years, but I could still see the blonde haired, blue eyed doctor who had taken care of me and my family for so many years.
"Sarah, how are you? How was your Christmas? he exclaimed"
We caught up with each others lives and then I asked him when I had first seen him. As he leafed back through my chart, he found that it had been back in 1991, at the beginning of his career. "Wow," he sighed.
"I just have to tell you Dr. M, I am so grateful that you have taken such good care of my family and that you are such an of the heart doc!"
"Well, Sarah, I always loved physics and anatomy and I knew I wanted to be a doctor, so the magnificence of being an ophthalmologist just blew my mind. To know how we truly see just leaves me in awe."
He went on to explain this process and it was truly astounding! "And all of the advances in medicine bring about such changes and growth, it truly is a fascinating field."
I thanked him again, and he reminded me that it takes very little on our parts to make another's day, and that I had made his. He for sure made mine. He thanked me for making his job seem less like a job. As we both got up, he asked if he could give me a hug, and I exclaimed, YES!
This interaction reminded me again of the beauty of our sight. We behold many images, moment, joys, sorrows, trials and opportunities throughout our life. We love babies into the world and marvel at their features. We hold the hands of those we love as they transition from this world. We see grace. We see anger. We see peace. We see union. We see possibilities....We see the great adventures of our life. And all the while our bodies so majestically designed translate these images into moments and memories.
Today and always I am so grateful for my sight...for the wild crazy beauty that is all around. For the moments of agony that have been burned into my mind, and for the brilliant offerings of love that make me jump for joy. May you see the beauty of your life. Awake and aware!
May You Sweetly Seek:)