Fly Home Buddy, I Work Alone.

We have now been inpatient with Gigi for eight days.  I haven’t really slept in a week and a half, since her initial surgery and rough recovery.  I have watched Finding Dory more times than I could have ever imagined.  It is what comforts her right now, and the girl who almost died gets whatever […]

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Full Circle

One week ago, Gigi, our Deaf 4 year old, had a Cochlear Implant (CI) inserted on the left side of her head.  I didn’t write about it here because this decision comes with some controversy.  The Deaf community often feel this is an attempt to “cure” your child’s deafness.  It was not.  That is all I need […]

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One Year of ASL

One year ago today, Gigi landed in the U.S. and met her brothers and sisters.  For those of you who haven’t met Gigi, she is Deaf and blind in her left eye.  Prior to coming to our family, Gigi had no language at all.  We introduced her to American Sign Language (ASL). On this day, […]

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525,600 Minutes.

It was that many minutes ago that we met Gigi.  In minute one, we got the great side eye from one very skeptical girl. I signed, and we became forever. She wrapped her brothers around her tiny finger. Then she did the same to her daddy. From minute 20, 160, when we were all finally […]

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