Abby had her first Orientation and Mobility session today. She now has a cane to use. I even had a chance to try out a cane and sighted guide techniques. It was great for both of us.
It was hard earlier in the day to imagine her with a cane. Sometimes its easy to 'forget' that Abby has a serious vision impairment. Now she has a loud flashy sign with her. A sign that shows the rest of the word she is just a little different.
The cane is much much more then that though.
The cane is a sign of independence, a sign of safety and a sign that Abby will recover some of her lost self confidence.
The Cane... Its a good thing.