Everything Happens For A Reason

Everything happens for a reason. I know it sounds cliche but it's true. You may not realize what the reason is now. But there's a big chance that you'll know it later.
I've always dreamed of being a pilot as a kid. I grew up with that dream and took a good care of my eyes. When I was 18 and about to graduate from highschool, my Mother disapproves of my dream. So, I moved on and took computer science. One thing stayed. I always take a good care of my eyes, until this day.

I got married when I was 24, had my daughter when I was 25 and had my son when I was almost 27. Now I had a second daughter at 31. When my son was about 1 year old, we realized that something wasn't right with his right eye. We went to the doctor for diagnosis and teatment. The doctor said that we'd have to wait until he's 2 years old for futher treatment. The diagnosis was Strabismus.

When he was 2, we went to the ophthalmologist. He had his first pair of glasses because his right eye had a bad eyesight. That condition is impacting his left eye as well. We went for another check last weekend. This was about 2 years after the first check. His right eye condition was not getting any better. So he had his retina photographed. I could tell from the doctor's face that something was wrong. My son had Toxoplasmosis attack when he was still a fetus. It affected his right eye but he survived. That left a scar that prevented the propper nerves to form. The scar is near the center of his eyesight. This is why his right eye is not getting any better.

The doctor said that there is currently no cure for this condition. This is when I realized why I have a good pair of eyes. Anyone reading this please mark this promise I made to my self. I'll take a good care of my eyes until 2035. By that time I'll be 51 and have seen a lot of this world with my own eyes. By then, I'll be giving both of my eyes to my Son and took his eyes. He'll still have a lot of adventure by that time and I want him to see it with a better eye sight. I'm hoping that he'll be happy to see it through my eyes. I love you my son.




  1. Hello my lovely son, what a wonderful words & story. Your stubborn mom have a better offer for you & my dearest grandson..:) If I`m still here in 2029 (he will be 18 yo), I will give one of my eye for him & if I have to leave sooner than 2029, then he can have both of my eyes. Isn`t that great? Besides of helping my grandson; you all still can see a part of me after I`m not even here anymore..:). 51 yo is still too young Oyay sayang, you still have to see lots of things in this wonderful World! I will make a donor card fixed on his name soon, So if something happen with me, the doctor here will arrange it for you. Have a pleasant day my son..:)

  2. Oh one more thing..opa Michael also said that he could have his eyes when he passed away..hopefully blood type won`t matter for eye transplant, coz his blood type is A+, will ask the doctor about this first :) If it is possible then our fav. grandson would have blue eyes..:)))


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