Saturday, October 2, 2010

Midnight in Elijahville

I don't know what you worry about when you obsess over your kid's future, but I worry about Elijah's eyesight. We've had a lot of conflicting opinions over the years as to how poor his vision is, but for the most part, he seems to see what he wants to see. He recognizes every person, every color, every TV show, every toy. Still, the worry nags at me.

Tonight, Eli called out to me in the dark, just a few minutes ago, in fact. Since he was a little wired, we decided to take a nighttime stroll in the backyard. I thought we might see the moon, but she won't appear for another few hours. And here's the first thing Elijah says to me:

"Ooooh, stars! Hello, stars! We love you, stars! Clifford loves stars! Ruff ruff!"

That was with his glasses off. I took my own glasses off and couldn't see the stars. So his vision was better than mine tonight. And for a final poignant note to the story, I'll add this. Last night about 2:30 a.m., after I got Eli back to sleep, I took the dog out for a walk and looked at the stars myself. I saw a shooting star, and instead of wishing on stars, I always say a prayer, because why waste a wish on a deaf universe when its Creator is listening? I asked God to show me a sign that Elijah is doing well and everything's going to be alright. And one night later, same back porch, same blanket of stars, voila.

Good night.


Anonymous said...

I love you David Ramirez. I love you for caring so much about Eli. I'm a latecomer fan of his and after watching the daily videos I love Eli so much I want to squeeze him and tell him I understand the pain and the tears but it will be worth it one day. I just wish at 3 he could understand this. I couldn't at 9. I had my own legs they were just trying to make them straighter so I could walk for years to come.
Thank you for sharing your lives with us. Sometimes when I watch or read the blog I cry so hard I can't imagine how you and your wife must feel.
Eli is on my prayer list now and he is the Star.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful story! God is so good to us and wants to give us our deepest desires.I would say that he has done it with you all and that sweet precious boy of yours.Love the answered prayer story.It made my heart feel all kinds of blessings.

Anonymous said...

My dear David J: Thanks for sharing your thoughts so openly. You always have and reminds me of all the late night walks I have enjoyed, especially on the farm. God seems so much closer those times than when I am on my knees with my eyes closed. I think it says something about my heart but I find it interesting because I always feel I have been cheated if I miss a beautiful night walk. Love you..and yours bg

robandkathy said...

FIVE STAR rating for the pics and post! If we could, we would send your whole family to WDW! God bless the FOUR of you!

Diana said...

Oh, I just love your star story! The heavens do declare His glory! Yay, God! Yay, Eli! :)