I want to start off by saying, I was born visually impaired!
Although life may not be easy I have not let it stop me!
I have already beat the odds, or should I say statistics and am still surviving! I do walk with scars in which many can’t even see and there vision could be perfect for all I know!
I have conquered many things that doctors said I would not do, others have tried to knock me down along the way, but I get up Fighting, fierce as fire, I know I was created for a reason!
I have lived with trial, & error. The Doctors were really unsure of what I could see from a distance, there were no surgeries my problem has a lot to do with my brain and the receptors that send messages back and fourth. . Back then there were not support groups, help tips for parents you just figured it out along the way. My father could not handle having a child that there was something wrong with her, so like a coward he left! My Mom worked full time and fortunately my Grandma helped her with me as much as she could. By the time I was 3, they decided it would be best to move in together as I also had other medical problems and Mom was in and out of the Doctor a lot with me. At such an early age they were still figuring out what I could see and not. lots of great memories my whole life! Have I had obstacles?
Which leads me to why I am starting this blog. A few unexpected turns have led me to where I am now. I am now a single mom and am unable to drive. It has been interesting but I am very fortunate to have a family that is supportive.
Something that has been ticking in my mind for quite some time now is one very important Question, What am I here for? What is…
As I was writing my goals, creating a vision board & to do list for the Upcoming year, something kept leading me back to writing!
- organize & keep tidy
- be more adventurous
- get out of my comfort zone
- find my passion
- weekly to do list
- write daily in gratitude journal
- write 30 minutes a day
- help children & parents w/ children with visual impairments understand what their kids go through
- volunteer at a nursing home
- spend more time reading
- learn something new daily.
That’s kind of when it hit me so then the next question came Ok Lord, you want me to write! I want to make a difference in people’s lives! It does seem difficult because I am reliant on people, to take me places, get my kids to school, grocery store, etc. So what do I write about that hasn’t already been done a thousand times. while praying and patiently waiting on his answer going forward doing my usual routine, also adding to since I had a few resolutions to push me further out of my comfort zone! I put my faith in Him and knew He would answer when he felt I was ready.
As I was writing last night in my journal, God spelled it out for me, look at the obstacles you face, remember when you were only a child with not much guidance, or understanding from those around you, no one in your family really understood what you could or could not see, some of your family members even were mean others were supportive, some you saw plain pity, that’s a lot of emotions for a child not even to mention how you felt, Others could see and you couldn’t. One of my favorite “check this out” I would look but would have no idea what they were talking about” or don’t see what they are pointing at. Sometimes I would ask them to explain it, as others I would just say ok, This is just small examples of what a child that has low vision goes through on a daily basis. Examples like this are just the Sprinkles, nowhere near the icing yet.
Which leads me to why it finally really sank in. Writing about the difficulties I have faced, the experiences I have come across along my journey, could help others better understand their loved ones that have low vision and may help those that are blind I just more focus on low vision because that is what I deal with and think it would mean so much to those supportive loved ones in our lives better understand, what we go through, things that they do that they may not realize how much it hurts us, or puts obstacles in our way, without even realizing what they are doing.
I have created this blog for support for low vision people of all ages! As well as their family & loved ones or those that live with low vision people
So here I am to give you a little insight on what it is like being visually impaired, I do not blog about the medical part of vision just the day-to-day living, ideas that have helped me and a little insight on those things our loved ones do that may cause obstacles for us that they have no clue or don’t think about because guess what they can see!
- Emotional side of low vision.
- Moral Support for us
- Information to help those that are around us better understand
- Life lessons
I am far from perfect and don’t claim to be. I am just reaching out to those who want to better understand & also Sometimes it’s nice to know someone out there in the world deals with the same frustrations, and yet appreciation all at the same time, I know It doesn’t make sense but it does to the ones that feel it. We know our loved ones are just trying to be helpful in most cases they are and sometimes it just makes it more difficult.
I’m very excited about this new adventure!
If you have questions or something you would like to share I would love to hear from you.