Monday, December 18, 2006

My husband

There are many reasons I love my husband, and why I'm proud of him. Recently he showed me in a big way, what a wonderful guy he is.
I've been in contact with 2 women who have actually been to Jingdezhen SWI and seen Acer and his foster mother. They both describe him as blind. When I told Bill what they were saying and the fact that this might cancel out our hope that he would be a coke bottle glasses kid, he accepted it no problem. When I asked if it made any difference, and if he still wanted to go forward with the adoption, he didn't hesitate at all, he just said, 'Sweetie, you don't function well without your glasses either'
So now we make plans for leader dogs instead of coke bottle glasses. I can't wait to get him to the opthamologist & let him tell me what's really wrong, and if there's any vision at all.
The blessing is that we're in an area where there are a lot of resources for blind people.
I know some people would ask why we're going ahead with the adoption with the change in visual status (unofficially). I guess it's like when you have a Bio child, if they turn out to be blind, you don't stop loving the child, you just deal with the new issue as it comes up.


Bill Bowman said...

I love you too!

Anonymous said...

Aww...that's so sweet. Don't rule it out 'til you get him home because the advancement in eye surgeries are amazing these days!

Also, not so long ago I got to meet someone who raised labs until it was time for them to be trained as guide dogs...she spends a lot of time with puppies and it is all volunteer! It's amazing what the trained dogs can do.

Good luck to you both!

heather said...

Howdy Leda!
We're actually less than 10 miles from one of the oldest/biggest leader dog schools. I think it is definitely sonething to do if his eyesight is not going to improve. It's one reason I'm convinced that God is going to send Acer here (among other reasons). Another reason is the surgeonwe'll be seeing - one of the best for pediatric eyesurgery in the world.
Thanks for your encouragement.