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

Monday, October 26, 2009


Friday I realized my Monday morning was open. I was super excited that I could get to my very favorite yoga class until I began to process the complications of getting to this yoga class. Unfortunately from my home - its not on a bus route (it is from my office which is awesome). I began to sort through my options, Steve could drop me off early (he is at a conference all day), I could call a friend to take me/pick me up, I could call a cab to take me and/or pick me up. After sorting through it all, I opted to miss yoga this morning. It became a little too complicated. Sometimes people will ask me what is the hardest part about blindness -- for me it is the little inconveniences such as this. Having experienced for a short time what its like to just hop in the car and go -- I miss it. I realize I always will miss it. Its not major; doesn't get me down. Often for weeks it doesn't really cross my mind and then today I yearn to zip down to yoga then run a few errands before work.
As I write this, I am reminded that my life is SO good. I am content just as it is ... we all have to make changes in our plans each day. Blindness is not unique to that scenario. I now have the opportunity to have a morning being home in my sweats (that just came out of the dryer - they are still warm, ahh).


Sarah and the Pack. said...

Becky, you are such an inspiration to me! You handle little things we take for granted with such grace.

Lacey said...

I so get this!! It's totally the small things that make it difficult to get to.

OSU 98 said...

Well...I think the truth of the matter is that you CAN drive - your husband, family and friends just don't let you. :)

You are grace and class, all day, all the time. :)

Becky said...

Sarah, thanks you are so sweet. You brightened my day.
Lacey, thanks - yes you can understand!
Nicole, funny! Its been so long now - I think I would be a little nervous on how to drive again.

Kauaiart said...

God Bless you Becky~
My teacher Yvonne made a statement to the yoga class, with my permission, asking anyone who lived in Cascade Park who wished to, to give me their phone number since we were neighbors and each enrolled in the same classes. I used to schedule paratransit at least a day in advance and take up to three hours to make this 12 minute trip by car. Now I have rides galore.
I am not complaining either, it's just a new way of getting around. Always a silver lining.

Becky said...

Great idea, Suzy. I am making more friends in my class so that will come.