Some people probably wonder why I often write such personal things here on my blog, and some people probably criticize me for being so open about my family and our struggles. To quote my wonderful husband, in response to those people who ask why,? “Why not?”
Why not share? After all, sharing is caring. I explain this simple concept to my children every day.
Why not share my joys, my journeys, my tears, my triumphs, my loves, and my passions?
Why not give a blind child a glimpse of a beautiful future that maybe one day she too can be a mom? Why not give hope to a blind parent who has recently received the diagnosis that their child cannot see? Why not give inspiration to blind students, blind seniors, blind veterans, and everyone else out there? Why keep my positive outlook on blindness and on life hidden from the world? Why not share?
Here are two photos I shared on my other blog, the Seed Project. I was inspired by my aunt who recently suffered from a stroke. She was parylized on her left side. After a few weeks of rehabilitation, she walked into her home, which her two sisters had remodeled for her. She walked on her own, unassisted by anyone, but the help of a cane. My aunt is a strong and sassy woman who loves life. She loves a good glass of wine, she loves to dance, and she has an infectious laugh. Knowing that in just a few weeks she is able to walk alone while stylishly rocking her cane, I know that she will again one day strut her stuff in sexy stiletto heels out onto a dance floor and shake it.
I am told my so many people that I am an inspiration, but today, I will tell you all that my aunt is my inspiration.
I leave you with this, “Love actively and live proactively,” and don’t be afraid to share.
Why not inspire blind and sighted alike? We all need to see courage up close.
Thank you Genevieve!