My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Awkward Moment


I have found that blindness brings some awkward moments that we can either be super embarrassed about or laugh at ourselves and move on! Today, I had one of those moments. I had a new client today ... typically Cricket is already lying down on her bed and I go out to the lobby and greet the client and we walk the short distance back to my office. I then give them a quick intro on who and why the cute dog is sleeping in the corner and we proceed with our session. I greeted this new client and we walked back to my office. I opened the door and thought she had walked in my office -- walked in myself and shut the door. Silence ... hello? I thought is she in here?? Nope.. so I opened the door back up and she was in the hallway! I guess she had wanted more of an invite to enter the room -- oops! So, she was pretty relieved when she learned that I was blind . . and not just wanting to shut her out of my office. Not the typical greeting you want when entering a therapists office -- its hard enough to come! We had a wonderful session and I look forward to working with this client.

I know blindness isn't unique to embarrassing moments! We all experience them and they typically become funnier as time passes.

5 comments:

Brandi Hyer said...

Becky, that was way good. I am not blind but I have moments like that all of the time. Luckily for me I was born that way so I am used to those moments. I love your blog, I check it 5 days a week. BTW (by the way) you need to quit dressing up Cricket...you know she can take you where ever she wants to get back at you. Love you sweetheart.

2 labs 4 me said...

That's what makes life so interesting..............the awkward moments. Love you.

Lacey said...

That's so funny! I guess it all depends on the mood of the day as to whether you can laugh it off or be embarrassed. Hopefully majority of the time it's laughing....you really have to in order to survive with a disability.

Becky said...

Yes, we all have awkward moments don't we! So true . . luckily most of the times they are funny but sometimes not!

Love you guys!!

Becky

Princess Coral said...

Can totally relate; have too many of those moments!!!