Some wounds just don't heal. That is until Gracie walked into a hospital room! It was then that I learned that you don't need sight to see who loves you or who needs love. To see Gracie is to fall hopelessly in love. She has a healing power that more often than not is inexplicable. Her love and the love from others for her is absolute. This affirms my belief that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. It is up to us to discover what that purpose might be. Sometimes we will never know. It is then we discover that it is sufficient that it occurred.
A Gracie fan wrote me that meeting Gracie is on her bucket list. How dear is that? It reminded me that you cannot live someone else's dream. You have to find your own.
We are all survivors of one sort or another. And perhaps the reason we're on this earth is to help ease the pain of others. And in so doing we are ultimately helping ourselves. Holding Gracie's leash and watching her over and over again become the catalyst for a patient's or a warrior's healing has consistently made it clear that this is indeed why I am on this earth.