It's kind of a long story, because we had just moved into our new home in Wayne. Anyhow, we are here.
Ryan just celebrated her 2nd birthday. As I reflect back to the day we found out she had a profound hearing loss, I remember thinking that it will be so great when she turns 2. And, despite the frustration and heartbreak that first year brought us, and the intense therapy of speech and hearing therapy many hours a week during the 2nd year, we finally can say we made it. And, yes, I sigh a sigh of relief. And yet, I know that this is just the beginning of our journey with our daughter.
It's funny what a new city brings us. It's funny how we start all over with teachers and students who don't mean to stare, but they do. And you know what, while it's hard not to notice, I certainly do not feel the frustration and envy I used to feel. I'm so proud of my girl. We are so proud. She is doing so well with talking and listening and learning. She speaks in phrases, and I can typically make out what she is saying. I think her favorite phrase right now, 'mommy i wanna go to ole mcdonalds'. It is pretty funny, and pretty sweet.
Below is a video, I don't think I ever got around to posting. It's Ryan's recap from her first year.
So glad I did this for both kids.
Signing out from STL.
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