Saturday, May 21, 2011

My Little Girl is Growing Up!

I knew this day would come and I have been waiting for it......the day when Allison could advocate for herself, when she could explain to someone "what those funny things on your ears" are. It happened yesterday. There is a new girl in our neighborhood, she came over to play with Allison. While they were playing, Allison was having a hard time understanding her, so Allison spoke up, she said "I am deaf, I hear with Cochlear Implants and I can't understand you, would you speak up please." It flowed so easy, no embarrassment on Allison's part, just stating the facts.
I just sat on our deck and watched the whole thing, I didn't have to explain why Allison couldn't hear her, I did not have to explain what a Cochlear Implant was, my wonderful hearing, talking daughter did it herself. I couldn't have been prouder

Sunday, May 8, 2011

How to have a Happy Mother's Day!

Here is the 1st line of the note Allison gave me for Mother's Day.........Dear Mom, I really love you. Thank you for buying my Cochlear implants so I can hear........Can you say tears of joy? :-)
I am so grateful that Allison sees the benefits of having CI's. That is what Bill and I have wanted, for her to appreciate the gift that she has been given, I think she does!