No birds today – this post is personal.
Many readers will remember that my daughter Shannon was severely injured in an accidental fall in her home in Florida last October and suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Her family was told by emergency room doctors that she had “zero chance of survival” but despite the odds she’s still with us and doing very well. Her road to recovery has been a long and trying one, filled with endless and varied types of rehabilitation largely designed to improve her issues with cognition, memory and vision.
In the past 11 months her improvement in those areas has been dramatic and just last week there was more very good news. The injury affected Shannon’s peripheral vision which of course prevents her from driving. No one knew if her vision would eventually improve or not but just recently it has and doctors now believe she’ll soon be able to drive again. This development is a big one – it would be for anyone but for fiercely independent Shannon it’s huge!
Copyright Mia McPherson – Image used by permission
This is the two of us in early 2015 when Shannon came to visit me in Utah (yes, it’s the same image I’ve posted before and I’m still wearing that magpie hat…).
Ok, what does all this have to do with my blogging schedule? Beginning today Shannon and family will be back in Utah for another visit. This will be the first extended visit I’ve had with her since I flew to Florida to be with her in the hospital almost a year ago (which she has absolutely no memory of). During their time here Shannon will be my first priority which will surely leave less time for me for photography and blogging.
You may or may not notice a change on your end. My blog posts while she’s here may be brief or on some days even nonexistent, I’ll just have to play that by ear. So for subscribers – if you don’t get that familiar email from Feathered Photography to go along with your morning coffee don’t be concerned. There are few things I’d allow to come between me and my blogging but Shannon is definitely one of them.
I can hardly wait to see her again!