Ashley - posted on 12/12/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )
I want to start off by saying I am 22 and this is my first child. His name is Aidan and he is 19months old. And I absolutely adore everything about him. He is so amazing and sweet I couldn't have asked for a more loving child. Aidan is blind. We've just found out last month. We knew he has eye problems but we learned through testing that he is indefinitely blind. And I just can't get a grip on my emotions. I find myself both in awe of my son but so sad that this is now my life. I'm so scared about his happiness when he gets older and about all of the things that he will miss out on in life. I don't know any blind people or anyone with blind children so I have no idea about what to expect. I am terrified, sad, angry, lonely, and a million other emotions. Please don't get me wrong I love my son with everything in me. I'm just so afraid that he won't have a fulfilling life and neither will I. Can you please share with me how you came to terms and any information on the quality of life for the blind? Thank you so very much!