Sight Loss & Parenting
First I want to wish all the great dads out there a Happy Father’s Day!!
Every year there is separate day set aside to celebrate our fathers and mothers. Since abilities to parent are often questioned when it comes to being blind I wanted to share a quote from my friend, Holly Bonner of Blind Motherhood, and a video from a young father to shed some light.
I think it’s important for us to remember there are many people on this planet with many skills. Parenting is challenging for everyone with or without disabilities. Let’s not forget there are people without disabilities who, for whatever reasons, are not able to parent. What the world needs is, perhaps, a little less judging and a little more kindness and compassion.
“Mothers don’t need to “see” in order to love; we simply “feel” it. The depths of emotion we have for our children takes root within each of our souls. Never let another person’s words cause you to doubt this unshakable bond. Always remember, loving your child requires no “special” accommodations.” Holly Bonner | published on http://www.doublevisionblog.com
Image: Quoted text is white against a blurred image of an infant’s foot in a mother’s palm.