The Fear I Fear I’ll Pass On

By Tammie Hefty I looked at Evie tonight at dinner and said, “You know, Evie, with your scabbed elbow, patch of cellulitis on your other arm, scabby bug bites on your legs, and the Band-Aid over your toe that the toenail is falling off of…you look like any normal kid.” …and my heart swelled. Having…

Just Blind Enough

By Tammie Hefty How many of you remember Mary Ingalls going blind?  Having grown up in the late 70’s and 80’s, I am a product of Little House on the Prairie and I will never forget Mary screaming, “Pa, I can’t see, I can’t see!!!” Charles scaled the ladder to the loft faster than a…

A Mother’s Pride

By Huma Siddiqui Annika Konrad encouraged me to write my thoughts for this wonderful project about growing up with a mother who was blind for most of her life.  My mother was one of the bravest people I have ever met.  Her resiliency, positive attitude and perseverance are only a few of the attributes I…