Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Retro Addition

Guess what came in the mail today?

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It’s a Perkins Braille Writer, and the anticipated arrival marks the opening of a whole new world for little Charlotte… once we learn how to work the thing!

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Since her adoption almost two years ago, we’ve had a crash course in how to raise a blind child.  It feels like we’ve only scratched the surface.  And something tells me it might always feel that way.

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We never knew how much there was to learn, and how much vision (or the lack thereof) affects so many areas of life.   

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Now that we have this retro contraption as a permanent fixture in our living room, can I admit how ecstatic I am that it came in pretty blue?

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I’ve already imagined up a sweet little slipcover to tuck it in at night.

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Because this one will definitely not do.

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