It is my hope that we will all love and guard our beautiful sign language as the noblest gift God has given to Deaf people. ~George Veditz, 1913 When I was in elementary school, my mom shared with me that there was talk that one of my great-great grandmothers was born in Spain and may… Continue reading Why I Sign
What’s in a mother? According to Jessica James: “It’s sleepless nights, it’s nursing scratches and scrapes, it’s being stern and protective. It’s teaching them to talk, to walk, and to eventually run….It’s teaching them that they are smart, capable, funny and giving them the security to do great things. It’s building their self-esteem, supporting their… Continue reading Very Capable
Someone with RP recently asked on a Facebook support group if the grieving process of losing your sight ever stops. Does it? As I mentioned before, change is your reality if you have RP or any other degenerative eye condition. Once you get used to one change, another change emerges calling for more adaptations. And… Continue reading Undeniably Hard
Trials. Storms. Tribulations. Between last Sunday’s sermon, my current Bible study, and a recent chat with a family member, this topic keeps popping up. I am no stranger to trials and tribulations. In fact, no one is. You are either about to enter a trial, in the middle of a trial, or just getting out… Continue reading Trials & Perfect Peace
Morning Commute Cars speed by potholes, wandering cattle, Matoke transporters—horns scream, A market-bound mother braves the boda-boda, Two men carry on conversation, and chickens Rake and probe red dirt, their morning Hunt suddenly intruded upon by a yellow Jug-turned-kickball sending them into a flightless Scramble. I wrote this poem for my graduate poetry class about… Continue reading Sightseeing While Deafblind
A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, but with a heartache comes depression. ~Proverbs 15:13 It’s the last day of RP Awareness Month. Today, I would like to share some RP “Truths.” These “Truths” came about when a young woman with RP named Katey decided to use humor to not only help… Continue reading RP “Truths”
In continuing with RP Awareness Month, I would like to share a funny story. Hubby and I recently went on a cruise to the Caribbean. We are no strangers to cruising, as we have probably been on 4 or 5 since we’ve gotten married, however, this vacation was probably the best one we’ve been on.… Continue reading Quick! Catch this piece of egg!