Just when you think you’re there to be the teacher, you end up being the student.
It’s doesn’t always happen, but when it does everything seems right.
What if I told you that a blind person could cook, type, dance, play chess and even knit?
You would probably think that I’m crazy, but I’m not. I’ve seen it with my own eye!
Many of you know that I work with visually impaired high school kids. The kids have become the teachers.
This is where it all happens.
It all started a year ago with my visit to tell them my story and to see how they were coping with their blindness. Ha! Them “coping with their blindness”? You must be kidding me.
My visit opened my eyes, figuratively.
In the past few months, I’ve come to the conclusion that WE are the ones that are blind. We can’t see the kids for who they are because of their impairment. These are amazing people. Not only that, but we also overlook them at times when we should be looking TO them.
Then, we had a breakthrough.
We had our second knitting club meeting and we actually had a MAJOR breakthrough. The yarn went in front of the pegs, just like it’s supposed to. The bottom string of yarn went up and over the peg. Then the loop was formed. That was it. He could knit! We all shouted in celebration. He did it! He made a loop!
Everyone in the building, not just the people in our class heard and joined in the fun. It was an amazing sight to see. Just when you think you’ve been thoroughly amazed, you get further amazed.