Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Charli had her exam under anesthesia. She was awesome. All smiles and not a single tear. The results weren't exactly great. Her glaucoma is still under control, but the scarring on her cornea has thickened. That's why she is having more problems than usual with her vision.

We are seeing a new cornea specialist a little closer to home next week. We just couldn't stand the thought of another four hour round trip to Atlanta. Besides another corneal graft is just too much of a risk right now anyway. So we are praying for guidance. And peace.

We've already got joy.

And you can't ask for much more than that.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Episode One

We took Conner and his buddies to see Star Wars Episode One for his birthday last month.
He seriously wants to be a Jedi.

This is his Jedi face.
Naturally, Anakin is his favorite character since he's only seen the first movie
and a few episodes of The Clone Wars.
 Y'all do me a favor and don't let him know how Annie turns out. We're breaking it to him gently.

Sunday Snapshot

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Respect the Cane

Charli has been using a white cane on and off for over a year. Some recent changes in her vision made us realize that she really needs the cane at school as well as out and about.  She was clingy, bumping into things, and not getting around as independently as before. With the cane in hand her confidence reappeared almost immediately. I very glad that she has this tool to help her be independent. We get many curious glances and sometimes even downright stares. I have to remind myself that people rarely come in contact with a blind individual, much less an adorable 6 year old who just happens to be blind.

Etiquette Around a Person Who is Blind or Visually Impaired:5 Simple Tips
My tip: Don't panic if your child points or asks, "What's wrong with her?" Kids ask questions because they are curious, not to offend. Calmly explain that some people can't see well and use a cane to help get around.

Charli's Tip: My cane is a tool, not a toy.   

Ready to Conquer the World

Of course Charli took the cane along to her Girl Scout cookie sale this weekend. Don't you love the poster? She wrote, "GL ST CK." To those of you who haven't taught kindergarten before it means "Girl Scout Cookies."

By the way, I'm wearing my Snowcloud Cardigan that I finished the night before. Hooray for actual knitting content.

Our sales team was very aggressive enthusiastic. They sold out in 2 1/2 hours. (And the parents rejoiced!)

Charli is scheduled for an exam under anasthesia in a week to determine what has caused the change in her vision. We are confident that whatever it is will be treatable. Please keep us in your prayers.

Sunday Snapshot