Visually-Impaired – “Keep Moving Forward” New Introductions *** White Cane Training When I trained to use a white cane, I used the phrase “Keep moving forward,” frequently to get past scary, uncomfortable, embarrassing or out-of-my-comfort-zone moments. Eight years later, I still
Happy Anniversary, Mobility Matters! Five Hills on the Roller Coaster Ride 35-Day Challenge, Day 22; Ultra / Ultimate Blog Challenge, Day 4 A year ago today when my book went live on Amazon and Kindle. I went giddy with excitement! The
Spotlight on ‘Doc Pritchard’ Low Vision Specialist Magnifying Hope The months of July and August are dedicated to local people who make a difference in the lives of the vision impaired people in my community. Doc Pritchard is the name
Day 22 of The A to Z Blogging Challenge V is for Villa de Leyva Traveling as a young person helps you to form impressions and widen your world view. I was fortunate in that early in my teaching career, I had opportunities
Day 5 of The A to Z Blogging Challenge E is for Elephant Elephant trekking is popular in several Southeast Asian countries but it was in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, that I felt most comfortable and discovered a relatively good elephant camp, which
Jesus the Other Sun Guiding me along the lighted path… Today makes it nearly a week since I lost Buddy, my fifteen-year-old dog, to cancer and old age. For the past week, I’ve been looking back on special moments we shared together
One of the things that makes me smile the most is that God took a vision-impaired, map-challenged young woman, one who got lost all the time in the city she grew up in and He set her loose on the world. On mountains in the Far East. In deserts in the Middle East. In canyons in South and Central America, all on a small teacher’s salary.
She grew up rather quiet and shy–quite bookish. Certainly not one people would ever believe would have the daring to learn several new languages and travel the world, often alone.
That woman is me.
Thunk! Huh? I moved my long white cane sideways.
Thunk! In the opposite direction.
Thunk! I could barely move, but I stepped forward.
Bam! My head smacked into something flat and hard.