Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Ashlyn and Chloe

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f12u7RLIFmE]

Kim sent me this video last week.


She was kind enough to babysit the girls while Dave and I were out for my birthday dinner.


And I saw it fit to post.


For a few reasons.


The first anniversary of Ashlyn's cochlear implant activation is later this month.


I want to remember the tremendous progress she's made.


And I want a marker of the progress to come.


I want to look back a year from now and feel the way I do when I watch her today.


As I see her answer questions and speak more clearly.


As she interacts with others without a need for my interpretive skills.


I love her silly jokes.


I love her personality.


I even love her sass when she talks back.


Last year, I remember feeling doubt and fear that we were too late.


And while her speech may never be exactly perfect.


I think we're going to be just fine.

12 comments:

  1. love to hear her voice!!! :) yahoo for progress!

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  2. so awesome! praise God for her progression!

    but we need to work on her obscene love for cats. #notokay

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  3. So, so, so sweet. Love it!! What a lovely little bug you have.

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  4. I'm with Cindy- trying hard not to feel offended on Chloe's behalf that Ashlyn chose cats over dogs. Poor Chloe! ;-)

    A year already?! Wow! Still so thankful and praising the Lord with you all!

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  5. Oh! That was sweet. First to see your girl. She is adorable. Almost a year. WOW!

    Poor Chloe. Dogs are so much better than cats.

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  6. LOVE the video. best conversation.
    proud of your girl, proud of you, praising god.

    xoxo

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  7. Hehe this video was adorable! You have such sweet girls :)

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  8. I remember talking about this when I was in Cali last year.
    Praise God...he see's our fears and brings us and our children through.

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  9. i love this so very, very, much. Ashlyn is amazing. Even if she loves cats.

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  10. aww so sweet. she has come SO far. I love seeing her growth every time I come home.

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  11. Oh, how I love the beautiful sound of deaf speech. Such a hard won skill that the hearing take for granted. Way to go, Ashlyn and way to go, mom and dad!

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