Thursday, January 5, 2012

Seven Years

Could it be really that long?  Seven years ago we were preparing for the unknown.....Allison's 1st CI surgery.  Were we making the right choice for her?  Would it work?  Would she hear well enough to talk?    
It has been a long hard road that we have traveled.  The trips to the hospital, the weekly,the daily therapy sessions were all worth it.  I will never forget the moment when Allison heard for the 1st time, she didn't cry like we had been warned she might, she just looked at us, buried her head in my shoulder and smiled.  Or the moment when the 1st wonderful word escaped from her lips....."help"  She wanted me to help her put her shoe on so she could go outside.
Life does not get any better than watching your deaf daughter reading to her little brother or listening to her talk to her grandparents on the phone. 
Life is so normal now, so common that I sometimes forget that she is deaf, that is until she takes off her CI's for the night. 

Oh, Allison, it was the right choice for you, it really did work and you can hear well enough to talk.  Mommy and Daddy are so proud of all your hard work, you are an inspiration to us all.  You are a strong willed little girl who is growing into a determined young lady, nothing can stop you.  Who knows what you will accomplished in your life, but know this, we will be there to cheer you on


Emily said...

Happy seven years! I remember your comment on my blog about hearing Allison's first words and it bringing tears to my eyes. So sweet. No matter where they are at, we will always remember those big, sweet moments. :)

signingworks said...

Hello, my name is Emily Paige and I work with Signing Works. I am looking to interview some parents with deaf/CI childnren. My email is I would love to hear from you. Thank You!
Emily Paige