Judah’s brain hemorrhages greatly affected his vision; not only his ability to see, but his ability to understand what he saw. For instance, when I’d show him his pacifier he’d sometimes notice it, but could not recognize what it was. It held no meaning to him so he did not reach for it. But if I shook the pacifier, he’d hear the sound of the handle clicking and look for it with his right hand. And if I’d rub the pacifier on his arm he’d recognize it by touch and find it. It’s truly amazing how his other senses made up the difference where his vision lacked. For almost two years we’ve practiced holding the pacifier in front of Judah’s eyes and asking him if he wanted it. We knew that some day he’d SEE the pacifier, KNOW what it was, and REACH for it.
That day came this week!! Praise God for His healing power!! We’re having so much fun holding Judah’s paci in different places to test where he can see it and whether he’ll reach for it. We are watching Judah’s healing unfold right before our eyes!
Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Isaiah 35:5
Then our mouth was filled with laughter
And our tongue with joyful shouting;
Then they said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
Once upon a time, little Judah suffered two spontaneous brain hemorrhages. The bigger of the two bleeds left him unable to see anything but light. Gradually, Judah’s eyesight began to return; yet we were reminded that the bleeds also damaged the part of the brain that enables Judah to understand what he is seeing.
But today, I can boldly say that Judah CAN see!! And he is understanding more and more of what he is seeing!
Check out this video from this afternoon:
One of my favorite parts of my day is sneaking up on Judah and watching him recognize my face and say, “hi!” I absolutely love it! After months of wondering if he’d ever see my face, these moments are true treasures to my heart.
Thank you, Father!
Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.” Matthew 11:4-5