Thursday, October 27

Five Years

Five years ago yesterday we learned of Drew's hearing loss. Yesterday, we didn't even remember. Not a clue that it was the anniversary of his hearing loss. Drew went to the pumpkin patch with his class, told me all about the straw maze he played in and how his teacher gave him a spider ring. It was a pretty cool day.

That's what happens when life is so normal. When early detection and intervention work perfectly.

Click here to read about Drew's diagnosis.

Monday, October 3

Padawan Drew

We've been busy celebrating Drew's 5th Birthday! It's hard to believe that our little boy is now five years old. We celebrated with a family trip to Disney World - even the Grandparents flew to Florida to celebrate the big event.

One of the highlights of our trip was the Jedi Training Academy at Hollywood Studios:

Seriously, how cool is that? Drew's Dad and I both felt such a sense of happiness watching the little guy on stage. Five years ago, as he was diagnosed with profound hearing loss, we had no idea what these five years would bring for him. A few days ago, Drew was standing on a stage, listening to instructions from from his Jedi Master, just like all of his little Padawan friends, without any help. It's truly amazing.

Drew is now obsessed with Star Wars. He woke this morning asking to go to Target and buy a Storm Trooper helmet. Drew used birthday money this weekend to buy two Star Wars Lego sets. It's actually a bit out of control. But watching him become a boy, who's really into Star Wars, is also totally awesome.

Happy 5th Birthday Drew. We hope it's not one that you'll soon forget!