When I was a tween, there was no Internet. We had beepers, not cell-phones. Reality television wasn’t a reality. No, I’m not ancient – I’m just a forty-year old blind mother of two! Uggh, did I really just say “forty?”
Back in the day, girls kept diaries filled with handwritten notes about our social lives and budding romances. We planned our futures on these blank pages, guarding the words under lock and key.
In today’s technologically savvy world, blogs have become our online diaries. Writers daring enough to venture into blogging must remain authentic while allowing themselves to show their vulnerabilities.
Revelation 1:19 tells us, “Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this.”
When I laugh at myself in my blogs; I want you to laugh with me. When I cry about something that’s happening in my life; I want you to reach for your own box of Kleenex. Sight loss and motherhood have taught me to never take myself too seriously. In these blind diaries, you’ll get a glimpse into my very personal stories of growth, humor and overall reflection.
Guide Dogs: There is nothing more comforting than a furry, four-legged friend that becomes your partner in vision loss. My guide dog, Frances, is so much more than a mobility too – she’s an integral part of our family. Are you researching guide dog schools? Filling out applications? Maybe you’re a proud puppy raiser who just wants to know the true impact of your volunteerism? Take hold of Franny’s harness and come along for a walk with me!
Hey Holly: A Disabilities Dialogue: Do you have a burning question about vision loss? Or perhaps another type of disability? Whatever the question, I’ve got you covered. Reach me via email or through my social media outlets and I will discreetly post your question and my response. Real talk from a proud member of the disabled community.
Humor: Laughter really is the best medicine and in my house we don’t take ourselves too seriously. For instance, do you want to know how being a blind parent is like being on the show The Walking Dead? I can tell you! And trust me, there a lot of similarities. Let your guard down and be prepared to have a serious case of the giggles.
Recipes: Can blind people actually cook? You bet we do! Six nights a week I am serve up a variety of meals to my family of four. From meatballs to Irish Soda bread, I am ready to swap my family recipes with you!
Reviews: Products, movies, technological apps and children’s toys. If this blind momma is using it, reading it, or watching it ; then get ready to hear my opinion about it! Have a product, service, book, or toy you think I would love to sample? Email me @ [email protected]
Think about your life and how far you’ve come. Think about all the paths you’ve taken to get where you are right now in this very moment. How does your family fit in, warts and all? I’m opening up my personal diary with Blind Motherhood, and I’m “Never losing sight of life, love and laughter.”