Why am I starting a blog? Well, everyone else is doing it....
My son Ben, who was born deaf, will be turning one in a few days. He has a cochlear implant in his right ear and a hearing aid in his left, and with this combination he is doing beautifully! He loves music, knows almost 100 words, and is starting to say "Mama" and "Dadda" (or approximations thereof).
It's been an exciting journey so far, and there's so much more to come, so I decided to share it with others. Besides, like I said, EVERYONE else has a blog. I am alarmingly behind the times -- I don't even have a CD player in my car! I'd better do something before I become a committed Old Fogey, beyond hope of rescue.
"I Cannot Even Smile Here"
3 months ago