Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Blind Leading the Blind!

This is my cute husband James and my kids!
This is me!

These are my kids! L to R=Taylor (7) Averi (5), and Christian (9). Averi is visually impaired because of a condition called Osteopetrosis. I have more about it on my family blog:

O.K., so don't get offended by my blog title! I wanted to name it The Blind Leading the Blind, but that was already taken! I instead thought of myself (being the blonde I am) and decided that being a blonde leading the blind can be worse than being the blind leading the blind.

As a parent we aren't given special training on raising children, it is a hard job! Being described as the blind leading the blind seems pretty accurate. As parents of visually impaired children we are literally responsible to lead the blind-"blindly", so the phrase seems to fit perfectly!

I say this because for me it seems like most of the time I have no clue what to do or how to do it! I depend on so much help and guidance from other people that I feel like I am blind myself. I have no idea how to raise a blind child! I have 2 older children who have no disabilities and I have a hard enough time raising them!

I really love talking to other parents of visually impaired children to hear their stories! I need to have the reassurance that I am not alone in the world! I love to hear the little victories and the struggles that other children and parents have. It is nice to kind of compare notes/ideas and hear that other people are experiencing the same things you are. I love to share stories and tips with others and ask advice of those who are ahead of me.

Please join in and let this become a great resource of stress relief and information! It may be slow at first, but if we spread the word, it could be awesome!

Amber Williams


Gmork said...

Nice to meet you, thanks for the invite.

amber and james said...

Gmork! It is nice to meet you also! Tell me your families' names, I don't think I have met you yet have I?