By Andrea Muirhead
I remember being at the eye specialist with my 90-year-old Grandmother. She had little sight left. She already had cataracts removed and now we were checking what else the specialist could do.
The doctor was not as attentive or as kind as I wished him to be. He reported the grim news that nothing more could be done to help my Grandmother’s eyesight.
I will never forget her reaction.
She seemed to be looking into the past as she stroked the armrest of her chair and simply said that it was fine… her eyes had seen many places and things in her lifetime so it was okay she no longer had her vision.
She had seen the Taj Mahal in India, the Great Pyramids in Egypt, the Eiffel Tower in France, and she had looked into the eyes of her great grandchildren.
She grew up with nothing, but grew into the most content person. She saw many difficult things in her life but taught us all the joy of a good laugh! I am grateful for my Grandmother’s example of enjoying life and being grateful with whatever we have or don’t have.