When I was invited by Monica to be a Sunday Blogger on this site and was asked to come up with a new Blog title, I ran into Writer’s Block.
I asked my friends on Facebook and my husband for help. My husband suggested “Peanut Butter is for Eating” after an incident when my son was two and I’d given him a Peanut Butter sandwich. I came back to see he had spread his whole sandwich all up and down his arms and I blurted “NO! Peanut Butter is for EATING!”
I had tried to come up with a cool, eloquent name that would focus on my Deaf-blindness such as “What the Deaf-blind Mind Sees” or “My Cane Taps Silently”, then I got this wonderful post from a cousin of mine:
“Tracy, you don't have writer's block, you just think you need to write something "meaningful" about being d/b, you should write about your life.. the Peanut Butter incident.. writer's block... renovations.. whatever... Isn't the whole idea to show that there really is not a great deal of difference with how you and I deal with things? We may physically see things differently, but we both react as mother's and wives... life goes on...”
That’s so true! There is not much difference between Deafness, Deaf-blindness, and the Hearing World. We just do things in a different way, use different tools to do them, but all in all, we’re the same.
So let’s dispel the stigmas, the myths, the stereotypes of Deaf-blindness and just look at it as it truly is – a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend.
I leave it to you avid readers to help me name my blog. Shall I focus on our "differences" and be specific to Deaf-blindness, or shall I just share the ups and downs of everyday life through my "eyes"?
So grab your thinking caps, and leave comments as to what you think I should name this blog.
Under My Fingertips
I have been Deaf & legally Blind since birth. I've been married to my hearing Husband for 15 years and we have 2 hearing children, a boy 14, and a girl 12.