“It’s A Circus Out There!”

Last weekend we put the dogs up at a Doggy Hotel, packed up the car with way too much stuff (I take full blame for this as I absolutely LOVE road trips) and we headed to Louisville for the 22nd Annual VIPS (Visually Impaired Preschool Services) Family Retreat – “It’s A Circus Out There!”. We knew it would be a fun filled weekend, but I have to say the entire experience blew my expectations away. While the actual Retreat was to begin on Saturday morning, there was an option for us out-of-towners to stay at the hotel for a discounted rate on Friday night as well as Saturday night. We arrived at the hotel around 4:00 pm and felt relief to, for once in our busy lives, have...
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Exploding Vision and Fascinating Feet

“Lola’s eyesight is exploding!” This was the first thing said to us as Ann Hughes from VIPS-Bloomington entered our home for her monthly visit. Of course we beamed with smiles as, we too, have witnessed a great improvement in Lola’s eyesight. It had been longer than usual since we had last seen Ann so we had many things to share like the fact that Lola did not have lissencephaly. We were excited to tell her yet as quickly as the words rolled off my tongue, the sinking feeling of the unknown rose up yet again. But for the moment, I pushed that feeling aside and shared in the joy of watching Ann interact with Lola. A very observant Lola. As much as Lola’s eyesight has improved, Ann was...
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