As a new blogger, it’s nice to see others exploring the blogging world, especially moms like myself! Yesterday, a coworker sent me a link to Jen’s Little Space, a new blog from Jen O’Neill. Jen is a mother of two beautiful girls, Camille and Olivia, and her family is featured in the video section of FamilyConnect. I think I speak for all of us at AFB and NAPVI when I say it’s great to see other families connecting and supporting each other through social media tools like blogs.
While I have enjoyed reading all of Jen’s posts, the “On Crickets” entry really hit home. Jen explains that as a sighted parent of a visually impaired child, sometimes we think all people need to see things in order to make sense of what is happening in the world, and yet that is not the case. Sometimes we need to step outside the box to understand. With guidance, support, and of course some love, I know our blind and visually impaired children will find their way through the world—it just may not be the way we envisioned.