Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for: Our family, our health, our homes, our jobs, living in a country where we don’t have to worry about roadside bombs or missiles, refrigerator and pantry filled with food, for friends and freedom to worship as we please.

These photos were on a social media site today. I think they are ones that we should keep in mind,especially in the next few days.

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." Psalm 107:1

Enjoy your families and friends.

P.S.  Know anyone who might want to be vision or mobility teachers?  All in this program thus far have been hired in Iowa. Iowa has quite a few TVIs who will likely retire in the next few years, so this is a  good  opportunity.

We have re-opened the Grow Your Own Scholarship program and will be taking applications through December 14th, 2012. As active members of the vision community, your referrals are the strongest encouragement to get others interested in the field. Please forward the attached announcement to anyone you think might be interested in starting, or continuing, a TVI or O&M program.

More information, including an informational presentation and application, can be found at -

Thank you!

Justin Ruegg
Director of Human Resources
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Iowa Braille School
1002 G Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349
Phone (319) 472-5221 x 1226
Fax (319) 472-4371


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Canadian Thanksgiving is long past, way back in early October, but we always eat a little more at the end of November to honour our American neighbours...

  2. what a beautiful post, Happy thanksgiving to you and yours,

  3. Happy Thanksgiving!
    The 'Define Necessity' image really makes you think.