If there’s one thing we love about actress, Monica Calhoun (besides her acting skills) it’s her willingness to share the special bond she has with her special needs son on social media.
The 50-year-old Players Club and The Best Man veteran is teaching her fans a lot, by simply allowing her thousands of online followers to gain greater insight into who she is as a mother, and also who her 21-year-old son is as a young man. She shares countless posts of herself chillin’ with her son – who happens to be blind – and one of her post truly stole many hearts.
Monica Calhoun Guides Her Son Through Water…The Bond Is Beautiful
In 2018, Monica shared video footage of her and her son having a beautiful bonding moment in a swimming pool. She was apparently teaching him how to float on his back. The most touching factor in all of this, is that the level of pure, unconditional trust he has in his mother -that he knows she will always have his back- shines through in the way he’s at complete comfort in her arms. Peep their ‘fun-in-the-sun-day’ below:
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Of course, Monica’s fans fell in love with her and her son’s unwavering bond all over again, after viewing their swimming video:
bessie_daug****: “There is no greater bond than the bond between mother and child ”
strategyg****: “That’s what you call love right there sis ✊”
quorrie_me****: “You are so dope, God blessed you with an angel of his very own to love “
Former “227” and “The Parkers” actress, Countess Vaughn, also chimed in:
countessdvaughn- “Yes yes she is a great mom ♂️”
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From the outside looking in, it’s easy to view Monica as “strong” for the way she helps her son. To Monica though, she probably views her strength as simply being a mother who loves her child unconditionally. What many may also find interesting, is Monica’s ability- as a person with eyesight- to so effortlessly relate to her son without his eyesight. That’s partially because having a close loved one who’s also blind, is nothing new for Monica. She’s grown up with it her entire life. In case you missed our prior report about her brother, see details below.
What Her Son’s & Brother’s Blindness Taught Her About Life
Like her son, Monica’s brother is also blind. In a previous interview with Smartalecmusic, Monica spoke of how she was affected by growing up with her younger brother, Eric, who was born blind.
Monica Calhoun: “The way I grew up is just a little bit different than everybody else, because my brother was born blind. So my perception on the world and things is just a little bit different. … My compassion and my sensitivity are heightened because of my brother’s blindness…and spending a lot of time with him. And you know, teaching him things that I’ve learned…and then vice versa somewhat. Me spending time with him at his programs…like ‘The Braille Institute’…just different little things. So I got a chance to experience life on a different level. Patience in watching these people that volunteer to work with children that have some sort of impairment..to teach them how to water ski or whatever the activity was.” [Monica says she learned how to have that same type of patience].”
We’re not sure if Monica’s son and brother’s blindness is just a coincidence, or if it stems from some type of a hereditable condition. But what’s truly amazing, is that all the while, Monica was learning to see the world through a different lens as a kid, she was being fully prepared for her gift- her son- and didn’t even know it.
Source & Credit: iloveoldschoolmusic.com