Today = 2 years blind!!

Wow, 2 years blind. I can hardly believe it, but at the same time, I can hardly remember being sighted. It’s not to say I don’t remember the old images, but it’s strange; even when I think about the past I have to remind myself that I could see back then.

If you had told me 2 years ago that I would be writing a pretty light hearted post about being blind, I would have called the white coats on you haha! Two years ago today, I thought my life was over, and now I can’t imagine a more full and beautiful life! Strange eh?

If I hadn’t gone blind, I wouldn’t have Jayden. I wouldn’t know Dave. I wouldn’t have spent three weeks on my own in California. I wouldn’t be working out twice a week. I wouldn’t be friends with a paralympic gold medalist or get to hear her stories. I wouldn’t know the other amazing blinks I know today. I wouldn’t have this blog. I wouldn’t know all of you. I wouldn’t have the amazing friendships on the net. I wouldn’t know your stories. I wouldn’t have taken a writing course. I’d still be using Windows haha! I wouldn’t have fallen in love with baseball. I wouldn’t get to board airplanes first haha! The list could go on…sure I might have done some of those things if I had stayed sighted but I kinda doubt it.

I love my life so much! I love who I’ve become! I love that I see more now then I ever did when my eyes worked! If a doctor said he could fix my sight, right now, today, I don’t know if I’d do it…

2 years blind. Seems like a lifetime but also feels like just a snapshot. I’ve only scratched the surface and I can’t wait to see what’s next on this wild ride!

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7 Responses to Today = 2 years blind!!

  1. Wow, I feel the same way this May 23 will be 4 years for me and I might consider getting my sight back…but I am very grateful for what God has given me when he took away my sight. I prob wouldn’t be so in to college, wouldn’t have met Taylor, I wouldn’t have Leah..and I probably wouldn’t have been so successful at living on my own! So being blind really isn’t all that bad…I kinda like it most of the time….Thanks for helping me understand that one too RO!! You are awesome and glad I get to have you as a part of my life!

  2. Oh my god Ro!!!!! You have come so far in such a short space of time!!!!! I love how positive you are and it’s been such a short time.

    I know it probably seems scary at the time (I’ve been blind since birth so can’t imagine what it would be like having to ajust to it later in life), But you have been able to come through it and out the other side if you like. Your blog probably helps others who have maybe just gone through it, or know someone who is going through it.

    What i like is that you don’t sit and winge all the time. Yeah you do have rants, but it’s not like “Ooooooh poor me”.

    If someone asked me to get my sight back, i would tell them where to go. I wouldn’t want my sight back. I think i would rather be bborn blind than lose my sight later in life.

    So go you for getting on with it.

    I would celebrate today. Go for a nice long walk with Jayden. Enjoy yourself!!!!

    Also i know this comment is rather long, but congratulations on 5 years being sobar. That must have been hard too when you first went blind. It is great that you’re still hanging in there. So keep on truckin, and stay strong.

    Take care, and sorry for the long post lol.

  3. L^2

    Wow, it’s a big day for you! I love how positive you are about being blind, especially because of the relatively short amount of time you’ve had to come to terms with it. And I’m very glad to know you too. 🙂

  4. Oh, Ro inspiring post and so beautiful you can see the joy and beauty in your journey. Hope you have a very Happy Day!

  5. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. You deserve an award for doing so darn well. You have such an amazing capacity for learning and adaptation that I don’t think it would matter what life threw at you, you would come out the other side master of your domain. Continue to kick butt and never forget your sheer awesomeness.

  6. It sounds funny writing this considering the subject matter, but congratulations! I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again. You’ve come further in your 2 years than a lot of people who have had a lot longer to deal with it, including some who were born this way. Those people could learn a lot from you if they were willing to open their minds and get on with life. Good on you for being able to do it.

    Oh, and you must have really been in love with baseball last night lol. Stupid Tampa Bay…

  7. Way to go Ro!

    I’ll keep it short since everyone else was long winded. lol (kidding people) We’re all friends here. 🙂

    I’m so glad you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. 🙂

    jnoi

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