There are some really great programs for visually impaired kids. One that Lexi just became old enough to enjoy is called the "Short Term Program." This fantastic opportunity comes once a month during the school year. It's basically an overnight field trip. During this overnight they do things like go fishing, swimming, and bowling. They've had a Halloween party, gone out to eat, and gone to Miller Motor Sports Park. They sleep on the floor of the cafeteria at the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind. The main point of the program is to help them learn life skills. Cooking, maneuvering through public places and other things those of us with sight often take for granted. It's been a wonderful for Lexi and she has really loved the two she has attended so far.
Last weekend she went and was supposed to wear a halloween costume. Voila! A most delightful chef!
Christi picked her up the following morning and Lexi went on and on about how much fun she had. Christi said, "See, Lex. There are some things about being blind that are good!" Lexi promptly responded. "Mom, I still want to see." Oh, Lex. We love you so much. Thanks for your example of courage and joy!