I am so Grateful for my Sister Linda

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Real Estate Agent WV0026375

my sister, Linda VasvaryMy sister, Linda, is legally blind.  It wasn't until she was in second grade that the teacher told our Mom that Linda was not doing well in school.  Mom had Linda's eyes tested and they found her vision to be very bad. She wore glasses for a while and then went to contact lenses.

 

Our oldest brother, Dan, who died six months ago, paid for Linda's trip to see doctors at the John Hopkins hospital in Baltimore, MD, 35 years ago in hopes the doctors could find a way to improve Linda's vision. But, the doctors said there was nothing they could do as she had optic nerve damage. No one could tell us for sure if this was caused from the blood transfusion she had as an infant or if she was born with bad vision.  Sweet Linda was okay with that. She said at least we tried.  

 

She was told that she is legally blind.  Click here to read more about legally blind and test your vision on the two photo charts provided.

 

Now at the age of 66, Linda's vision is not good at all. Linda now lives with our younger sister, Avis.  Avis is her caretaker.

 my sisters Linda and Avis

The two youngest sisters, Linda (66) and Avis (65)

 

Linda has the best outlook on life.  She says, "one day I will see all the beautiful colors of God's creations."  Linda is able to walk by herself, but most of the time Avis is with her. They are very close and very fortunate to have each other. 

 

I think about Linda often and I pray daily for her and my entire family.  The little things we take for granted like seeing our sweet nieces and nephews, their beautiful faces and smiles, the beautiful Fall colors, seeing the snow fall, sunsets and sunrises, etc. 

Linda can see things up close now, but one day she will be completely blind. I think...no, I know.... she is okay with that because of her strong faith in God... she knows she will see again not here on earth but in Heaven with her Heavenly Father.

 

Five months ago, Linda had a stroke, and her speech was impaired as was her walking. She wasn't about to let a stroke keep her down. She went to rehab and was home in three weeks doing so well and her speech has improved to almost normal now. Linda has the Vasvary will power and yes, stubbornness. (Never lose hope, be persistent and stubborn and never give up.... is what Linda lives by)

 

So, this post is not only how grateful I am to have good vision, it is also how grateful I am to have a sister like Linda. She is not bitter because of this disability, she has a strong will, loves life and is happy. She truly is a blessing and I am so thankful to have her as a sister.  I love you Linda and my other five sisters (Avis, Alice, Myrlon, Brenda and Betty) as well.

 

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Comments (34)

Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Nina Hollander - thank you Linda is amazing.  

Nov 07, 2018 05:10 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Gabe Sanders - thank you and I pray you are right!

Nov 07, 2018 05:11 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Amanda S. Davidson - Linda is a strong willed woman and so amazing. I love my family and so thankful for all of them.

Nov 07, 2018 05:12 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Kathy Streib - thank you, Linda's spirit and attitude is amazing and knowing her makes me a better person. It was hard writing this post as the tears kept falling.

Nov 07, 2018 05:14 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Thank you, Brian England, my family is truly a blessing.  

Nov 07, 2018 05:15 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 - thank you, Linda is special and awesome!

Nov 07, 2018 05:16 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Thank you for sharing and touching my heart. How wonderful that Linda has a great attitude and faith and you get to witness it. I am thankful for my vision every day.

Nov 07, 2018 06:12 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

What a wonderful example of strength and determination....and a positive outlook you are sooo lucky to have in Linda .....AND she in YOU !

Nov 07, 2018 08:32 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® - Your family has been challenged numerous times yet you all seem to have the courage and the strength to go on without blaming God or anyone else. With God's grace your sisters Linda and Avis will always have each other. With each step of the way, they live a life of love and support. There are many people who never get that from family members and they have good eyes, ears, and minds. But it's the soul that makes the difference.

My your siblings and all family members, including yourself live a long, healthy, and productive life with an abundance of blessings. 

Nov 08, 2018 09:19 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Rebecca - you and your family have a strong faith that sustains you.  I know you are all greatful to have each other.

Nov 08, 2018 11:26 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Debbie Reynolds - I am proud to be Linda's sister, she is just amazing.

Nov 08, 2018 01:14 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - Linda's attitude and strength is really amazing and pray that if I get disabled I will be just like her! Thanks for your comments.

Nov 08, 2018 01:16 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rebecca, we have to be thankful for our vision, and you are lucky to have a sister like Linda.  She sounds amazing! 

Nov 08, 2018 04:51 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Patricia Feager, thank you for your sweet words.   

Nov 08, 2018 07:29 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I am truly grateful for my family, Grant Schneider 

Nov 08, 2018 07:30 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Thank you, Joan Cox, Linda is truly amazing! 

Nov 08, 2018 07:30 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for telling us about Linda. 

I am blessed to have two remarkable sisters.

Nov 09, 2018 07:28 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Roy, we are blessed

Nov 09, 2018 11:45 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

what a beautiful statement Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® that soon she will see all the amazing colors .She has all the faith in the Lord . You are very fortunate to have a strong loving family

Nov 09, 2018 01:17 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Indeed I am, Hannah Williams, very fortunate for my family. 

Nov 09, 2018 07:49 PM