Saturday, September 20, 2008

Stares

So I took Aidan with me to do the grocery shopping today. It was his first day to wear his implant in public. It felt so weird for everyone to be staring at him. Would have been much better had they just asked me what the heck that contraption on his ear was instead of walking with their head craned backwards. He did very well keeping it on though, the store is a nice distraction for him.

While checking out at the store I ran into a girl I went to high school with. I can't remember her name, heck not even sure I ever knew it. Anyway, she is also deaf and has a newborn daughter. I talked to her a few minutes-how neat that she can read lips and talk good enough for me to have a conversation with her. It was nice to see that even though she is deaf she still has a life. Something I worried about with Aidan-whether or not he would go on to have a family, go to college, all the typical adult things. Too bad I didn't think to get her email so we could continue talking, but I am sure I will see her again eventually.

2 comments:

elizabeth said...

Great blog! I hope you'll consider adding it to the aggregator at Deaf Village (www.deafvillage.com) -- we'd love to have you as part of our community!

Bita said...

Cassie, I can only imagine your concerns fears, but I bet Aidan will have a very full life, deaf or not. Just watch. You are one strong mama!