Saturday, June 28

First Hearing Birthday

Happy First Hearing Birthday Drew! This year has been more than I ever hoped for. It has been more than I ever dreamed or imagined. My little boy can hear. My little boy can talk. It truly is a miracle, and I give thanks for the gift of hearing each day.

As I celebrate Drew's first hearing birthday I would like to thank those that have played a part in making this such a wonderful year for Drew and our family. Drew's surgeon, audiologist and therapists have all been an amazing source of education and support. To all of the families of other children with hearing loss, we thank you for your friendship. We share an amazing bond as a result of this experience.

Most importantly, thank you, Mom. You have learned so much about hearing loss and auditory verbal therapy over the past year, it is just amazing. Not only this, you have used everything that you have learned with Drew and you have educated me. You tirelessly chauffeur Drew from therapy to therapy (allowing me to continue to work). You do activities and work with Drew on his language skills daily. You are a large part of his success, so thank you for working so hard to help our little boy maximize his gift of hearing.

We look forward to year two of hearing with our little boy.


Jason said...

Wow - a year has gone already? Lovely video - well worth doing for tracking memories.

Tom and I really enjoyed it!

Jason & Tom

Ben's Mom said...

Congratulations to Drew and your entire family. I loved the video - what a wonderful year!

Bill and Shelly said...

Love the video, it brought tears to my eyes. It is so wonderful to watch how your little boy has grown. Watching the video, I am reminded of how far Allison has come also.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it has been a year already!!
Ethan and I just watched the video and then he signed all the animals along with the Drew Tube video where you're doing a little Learning to Listen sounds!

What a great tribute to your mom, who is most certainly a big part of Drew's success. Job well done Grandma!

Kristen said...

Congratulations! Year 2 will be filled with many more amazing memories for all of you!

tammy said...

Tears with a smile ... what an amazing story you have shared with us! Thank you for being such an inspiration! We can't wait to hear all about year two! Happy hearing birthday Drew!