About Us

This blog is about how the world is viewed by the visual and the visually impaired. The intent of this blog is to bring the two worlds together. It is administered by two fabulous sisters, Toni, who is sighted and Robin, who became visually impaired in 2002 at the age of 18 due to misdiagnosis.

Friday, March 20, 2009

My Sister, My Inspiration...

Usually it’s the younger sister looking up to the older sister and aspiring to be like her; but I totally look up to my little sister Robin. She has been a great inspiration to me. I always wonder if had the shoe been on the other foot and I lost my eyesight, would I have been able to accomplish the things she has. I don’t know if I would have been as strong. I asked her what gets her through, and she simply says “my faith in God”. So simple, but yet so powerful; that’s all we really need. I am so proud of her; she will be graduating in June with her Master’s Degree in Social Work. When she lost her eyesight she never gave up. Looking from the outside she adjusted seamlessly; it amazes me the things that she can do so effortlessly that myself as a sighted person has trouble with; she’s my go to person with technical things like downloading music to my ipod!
I would question why this had to happen to her and if I could I would trade places with her so she could experience life with sight. God has a plan and He will not put on us more than we can bear. Through Robin I have learned that anything is possible and anything you put hard work and your mind to can be achieved.


  1. Toni & Robin,
    I am now a HUGE fan of Beautifully Blind! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing such an intimate part of you both. I have now added your site to my favorites and look forward to its updates as well as becoming sister #3.

    With all my love and respect~
    Tanisha Ruth Jones (Toni's CAU friend)

  2. Toni & Robin, As I read the blog it became harder for me to hold back my tears. I think that it is wonderful that that you both have such a close bond and have decided to share your stories with others. I look forward to your next posting. God Bless! Love Keela...

  3. What powerful statements! I have taught blind children for many years and will give parents and students your address. Attidude is everything and yours is definatley on of HOPE and Courage.

  4. Wow, I think this blog is going to be a huge success. Great writing, very touching and a dash of humor. Awesome!

  5. Thank you for sharing such a great story.

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