[nfbmi-talk] replying to independence and cane use

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Sat Apr 16 01:16:51 UTC 2011

By the way and perhaps as a humorous aside there isn't anything wrong with 
chocolate milk...Grin...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lydia Schuck" <laschuck at juno.com>
To: <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 11:02 AM
Subject: [nfbmi-talk] replying to independence and cane use

> Hi Everyone,
> I am wearing my mom hat as I write to tell you that Anna (age 18) has now
> moved into the house across the street.  She will have the set-up to cook
> there, though many of you know that food is a challenge to Anna and she
> may want to live on donuts and chocolate milk.  She hates the way food
> feels in her mouth, which is part of her autism.
> Anyway on the subject of independence and cane use, Anna is going back
> and forth across the street many times a day on our somewhat rural 2 lane
> road.  I worry about her at night, so this is a bigger adjustment for me
> than her I think. But I realize that if i follow her around she will not
> believe in herself...and I actually do believe in her abilities, so I
> need to show her that by being very unimpressed that she is doing so
> well.
> Anna has many many issues as many of you know, but she is moving forward,
> and that is what we wanted for her since she was born under two pounds,
> very ill, 18 years ago.  Lydia
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