Father’s Day

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” ~Clarence Budington Kelland

Description is in the body of the post. When I was growing up my father wasn’t really in the picture but I had a grandpa who was there. My grandpa died when I was young but I remember his gentle loving spirit. He was a quiet hard-working man of great character and this quote reminded me of him.

I watch my son with his son and it’s so beautiful to experience the love that these two people share for one another. Orion loves his mom and dad like crazy and I’m so honored to be a part of their lives.

Happy Father’s Day to my son Arian and to all you dads out there!!

Image Description: Precious moment of a father and his toddler son walking hand in hand through the grass.

Have a stupendous day!!😘

 

Forever On The Move

“Walking in confidence, regardless of the status of our lives – this is a beautiful thing” – Abigail B.

Image description is in the body of the post.A couple of weeks ago we heard from the lady herself. Today Abigail’s agent gives us her exciting back story. Enjoy!

Abigail (Abby) is a bold and stylish fashion icon who walks in confidence – and of course always with her white cane – reflecting the beauty of blind and visually impaired sisters throughout the world. A true fashionista who radiates a level of hip sophistication, Abby is forever on the move, providing tips and techniques, answering questions and moderating discussions about style and fashion. Due to her vast experience and life adventures, Abby also helps us change the way we perceive blindness with the goal to improve humanity, one attitude at a time.

So what’s in a name? – Abigail springs from “Abilities” + “nightingale” reflecting her boundless Abilities since she certainly doesn’t let her blindness define her; and Nightingale – the small ordinary bird best known for its extraordinary and beautiful song of the night and for being an important symbol of freedom and joy for authors and poets throughout time. And what does the “B” stand for? Abby won’t say, but many speculate that it might stand for Bold, Blind or Beauty, or perhaps it just means to “Be” – all you can be.

Abby’s Fortitude – Abby evolved into the on-the-move fashion icon she is today after experiencing what can only be described as an exceptional growth spurt from infancy to a young stylish woman of indeterminate age. Even though she was diagnosed with a rare genetic eye disease that has stolen a large portion of her sight, Abby was determined to not let this set her back. Rather she decided to embrace her blindness, access the tools available for the blind and visually impaired, and move forward with her life.

Global Adventures – After graduating magna cum laude from her Ivy League school in business and law, Abby immediately landed at a prestigious global law firm on Wall Street and advanced to managing partner. This would be enough for most women, let alone those with a disAbility, but Abby felt there was more to life than just business, so she took a much-needed hiatus from the high-pressured corporate world and became an avid adventurer, traveling the four corners of the world. Abby scaled the highest mountains, sailed the stormy seas, explored the deepest caverns, strutted the runways of the major fashion capitals of the world, met a diverse array of people from all walks of life, and even led a jazz trio as a popular singer!

Putting it all together – With these incredible experiences under her belt, Abby was ready to combine her well-honed business and legal skills with her passion for fashion and apply it all to something important to her – empowering other women with blindness to be all they can be. So now she is putting her wicked mad skills to work as a fashionista here at boldblindbeauty.com where she will provide tips and techniques, answer questions and moderate the discussion on fashion and style.

In Her Spare Time – When Abby isn’t working or volunteering at a children’s school for the blind, she enjoys painting (yes, blind people can paint!). She now resides in a beautiful and comfortable home with fashionable décor from her travels all over the world, along with the love of her life, Alexis, her adorable Yellow Lab, a retired guide dog.

Finding AbbyAbby can be found exclusively here at boldblindbeauty.com, the site that brings women together to share in the beauty of fashion and style in a community that encourages empowerment and camaraderie. The added benefit of connecting the sighted and non-sighted worlds helps eradicate misconceptions and long-held stereotypes about people with blindness or vision loss.

Abby can also help you find great fashion and style items at her very cool e-commerce site Abigail Style, where she lets your attitude dictate your fashion direction with stylish apparel and related merchandise designed by visually impaired women for both sighted and non-sighted women.

You can join Abby on boldblindbeauty.com at Abby’s Corner where discussions are always about fashion and style – and being bold, blind and beautiful!

Image Description: Abby the icon is illustrated walking confidently with her handbag in one hand and the white cane in the other while her exquisite hairstyle floats about her head. She is wearing heels and her dress is made of individual panels resembling overlapping banana leaves. The dress panels gently curve from her nipped in waist to just above the knee. In this image, Abby is superimposed in the center of a city street crosswalk.

Disclaimer: The white cane icon “Abigail B. (Abby)” is copyrighted and was specifically created for, and is the property of, Bold Blind Beauty and Abigail Style, LLC and is not a replacement for the nationally recognized white cane icon. 

Abigail (Abby) and her back story are a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, events, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

 

A Friend In Trouble

Comments are closed, please leave comments at the original blog. Sending prayers on behalf of fellow blogger and friend Irene (IreneDesign2011) and her family.

Petals Unfolding

I was just notified this morning that a good friend of mine, Irene (IreneDesign2011), is very ill in a hospital in her city.  Her daughter, Claire, requested help from me to get the word out that her Mother needs prayer, Light and Energy, good thoughts, sent now.  If any of you know Irene will you please reblog this post and assist me to get to as many of Irene’s friends as possible so they know about this situation?

The following is the exact message Claire, Irene’s daughter requested I write in this post:

“I am not sure who is reading this but I hope it is read by Irene’s friends and followers.  I am her daughter, my name is Claire, and would like to give you an update on this story.  As I cannot guess her password to the computer, I cannot write a separate post for you to receive…

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A Lil’ Inspiration #36

No Limits

“Never let anyone dampen your spirit. Just because they say “it can’t be done” doesn’t mean you can’t do it!! Trust yourself!” ~Bold Blind Beauty

Remember, they have no vested interest in you if they don’t know the real you or understand your capabilities! Keep on being you, there’s no one else in the world like you.