Seems simple. Wet robe, hang it up. It dries.
Wear it the next day.
Such an easy task. We all do it everyday, right? Not so much in this house.
A robe on a hook could end in a life long journey of utterances of, “No, I can’t!”
“I can’t find it!”
“Where is it?”
“You have to do it for me!”
We respond, “No, we are not going to do it for you Skyy!”
Followed by, “Yes, you can Skyy. You can do this!”
We all moved into this house two years ago. Mom, Skyy, Sunny, and James and John. Skyy was somewhat independent, but nowhere near the young lady she is today.
She struggled with the “I can’ts” and “Where is its?”
Nonetheless, her ” I can’t do its” needed to replaced.
So, we stopped. We all decided to lead her appropriately so that she COULD.
And, life just kind of came to a halt. God filled this home with all of us. And, we did it.
We listened. We laughed. We loved. We yelled. We cried. We ate. We cleaned. We made messes. And, we were all there for each other.
Skyy listened. . . .
She found her way. Amongst the noise, the music, and the sounds. She learned that she could find anything on her own by simply listening and moving.
Within her brain, her memory and with courage and positivity, she WOULD. The “I can” thoughts began to resonate.
Sunny led her. The boys watched her. And, we all watched as she embarked on her journey toward success.
She found her room. Her bed. Her CD player. Her closet. Her clothes. The kitchen. The living room. She found her home.
And, then one day . . . She found that hook far away. Down the hall, past the rug, around the corner, behind the door, above the toys, in the bathroom. Hanging right there on that halfway hung shower knob.
She hung her robe up perfectly to dry.
Why do we see? To hang robes to dry?
We find our hook, and we hang our robe.
And, then we see what truly matters. We can. I can. You can!
We will absolutely all do this together. Because, while seeing is with our eyes, sight requires a dedicated team to love you.
So, when you need to hang your robe on that hook, remind yourself that you can. Listen to those who love you.
And, know that you did a darn good job of even just finding it in the first place.
Skyy is blind. So we all are. Until sight guides you well.
Good job you guys.
Love, B, Skyy, Sunny, James and John.