on “Standing In the Way - That's Where You'll Find Me”
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @5:26:50 PM
I often feel that I "interpret" the world for my daughter, and I guess most people think it is because she is blind, but it is really because even with vision, she just wouldn't understand all the social stuff and the pace of conversation would be overwhelming sometimes. Thanks for your observations, Tricia. Lydia
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @5:30:54 PM
I hesitated to post this because I feared that people might think I was a very "controlling" mom who won't let my daughter talk to anyone. But, then I realized that this hangout is THE place where I can post this and people will understand. Thanks for your kind words. Pace of conversation is one of Anne's biggest hurdles......she has even taken to raising her hand and being called upon when she wants to speak because the pace is far too overwhelming.
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @5:32:24 PM
This is the right place! Lydia
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 @6:13:51 PM
Have found myself in a similar experiences with both my children --the way i figure is nobody loves or knows them better than me!!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 @12:29:43 PM
I just now joined this group because I wanted to purchase one of Donna Williams' programs. I came across your post and immediately realized - I'm not the only Mom who feels this way. I too am "standing in the way" but usually it is negatively called "interference". I worry about what will happen to her when I am no longer here. Diane
Monday, June 14, 2010 @6:20:57 PM
HI, Diane. Sorry I didn't reply to your post sooner; I just now saw it. You know what? You standing in the way now will strengthen and enable her to stand on her own through your strength, even when you are no longer here. We all have to think about that at some point, but the strength won't show itself until it's needed - and then it will be fully realized and appreciated.
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