I Became Blind Nineteen years ago today, I took one last look around the Children’s Hospital with blurry vision. I saw my family, together with the ophthalmologist, holding hands in a circle as we prayed for what was about to happen.
Tag Archives: Faith
WHY I’M NOT WEARING A WHITE WEDDING DRESS
Having grown up in a traditional, conservative Christian household and adopting many of the traditions for myself, planning a wedding seemed straightforward. It would be a church wedding with the lead pastor officiating, every member of my and my fiance’s families attending and me, walking down the aisle in a beautiful, white dress.
THE WAY WE ALMOST WEREN’T
It would be easier to tell you the story of how my guide dog, Saint, and I met and became a team. Spoiler, it involves a lot of cuddles, kisses, wags, wiggles, and lots and lots of love.
I have never been, and never will be, a party girl. In high school and college, while tolerating the celebrations echoing across the city, I sat outside on the porch swing, basking in the cool, fresh breeze of the new year and the glimpses of silence caught between fire crackers.
GUEST POST — CHRISTIAN MOMS WANTED: BLIND NEED NOT APPLY
Having guest bloggers honour me by allowing me to post their brilliance on my blog is a dream I had as a novice blogger. And now, while I still feel entirely new at this blogging gig, I’m over the moon to welcome my first guest blogger.
LOOK UP! — FINDING GOD WHEN I FEEL BLIND
Starlight Serenade Sing, oh ye stars above! Sing upon this earth with love. Sing thy song with beauty inlaid Sing your starlight serenade. Sing to those who lie awake Sing for the brokenhearted’s sake. Sing a lullaby for those afraid Sing your starlight serenade.
I HAVEN’T WRITTEN IN TEN WEEKS, AND THIS IS WHY
For better or worse—and mark my words, it’s most often for worse—I am an all-or-nothing, idealistic pessimist. Just ask my therapist: I’m either a success or an utter failure.
I’M STILL BLIND WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE ON
According to medical professionals, I’m blind. My optic nerve has been removed, my hazel eyes have been hand painted and my faithful sidekick is a cuddly, golden lab guide dog. I would say I qualify as a blind girl. I also struggle with depression and anxiety.