Category: Real Talk

When Your Son Goes Blind | Camille Dolan

Featured image is a photo of Tanner Dolan enjoying Bahia Honda in the Florida Keys.

Every day, he continued to say it wasn’t a big deal that he had lost his sight, because “a lot of people have it worse than I do.” There is nothing in the parenting manual that tells you what to do, well, ever. For… Continue Reading “When Your Son Goes Blind | Camille Dolan”

Seeing My Way Through Some Big Life Changes – And Vision Loss Ain’t One Of Them

An unexpected diagnosis. Irreconcilable differences. Relocating. A career move. Aging parents. A new home. You might consider these to be big life changes, right?  Oh honey, that would be a Yes! They happen to people every day in this thing we call life. Sometimes our… Continue Reading “Seeing My Way Through Some Big Life Changes – And Vision Loss Ain’t One Of Them”

19 Blind Blessings I’ll Be Bringing Into 2019

As the years go by, some of the blind blunders and battles that made me anxious, angry, or annoyed in the past have slowly converted into what I’m going to call “blind blessings”. Personally, going blind in a matter of months was the farthest… Continue Reading “19 Blind Blessings I’ll Be Bringing Into 2019”

What Is It Like To Be Blind At Christmas? | Tamara Gaudet

Christmas is my absolute, hands down favorite time of year. Has been ever since I was a little girl. I would wait for Santa and hope he heard my Christmas wish. Then, growing up Christmas traditions continued and my love for this holiday deepened further.… Continue Reading “What Is It Like To Be Blind At Christmas? | Tamara Gaudet”

I’m Not A Fan Of Your Hands

I’m becoming more and more aware of something some sighted people tend to do because I’m legally blind. I don’t think they even realize they do it. They probably don’t know just how annoying and uncomfortable it can be. It’s a “touchy” subject, but… Continue Reading “I’m Not A Fan Of Your Hands”

What Does It Mean To Be Legally Blind? | Derek Daniel

Over the years, I have had to explain that I cannot see as well as other people. I use a variety of terms, such as blind, visually impaired, low vision and so forth. One that many people use is the phrase “legally blind.” People… Continue Reading “What Does It Mean To Be Legally Blind? | Derek Daniel”

Oh Momma | Molly Johnson

Originally posted on The crazy life of Molly J:
Oh momma how I love you. You’re my best friend and my closest confidant. My momma is like glitter, alway shining bright but you can never seem to get rid of her. She is brave…

Blindness, Binoculars, And A Beautiful Bride

Recently, there was a photo shared on social media that caught my attention. The photo was posted by Shannon Elliott. It captured a special moment at her brother Brandon’s wedding. The moment when Brandon looks down the aisle at his beautiful bride. He wanted… Continue Reading “Blindness, Binoculars, And A Beautiful Bride”

“Now I’ll Guide You” – The Meaning Behind Her Tattoo

  My daughter Molly had just turned 14 years old back in September 2013. Her only concerns were her friends and enjoying her first year of high school. All was good until life threw “your mom is going blind” into the middle of her… Continue Reading ““Now I’ll Guide You” – The Meaning Behind Her Tattoo”

LHON – I Won’t Forget The Day We Met

On September 24, 2013, I met you and you changed my life. My phone rang. I was a bit annoyed because I was getting ready to go out for the night. I did not have time for any chit-chat. I looked at my phone… Continue Reading “LHON – I Won’t Forget The Day We Met”