This year has been filled with so many trials and blessings that I have found it hard to keep this blog updated. But today, I bring news that is too good not to share. God has been so gracious to us this year, and today He has given us such a precious gift.
Today, our little girl came home from the hospital fitted with brand new hearing aids.
After tons of hearing tests and brain stem tests, we really weren't sure how much she had been unable to hear. But as we left the hospital, she began to TELL me.
As we left the building, my cell phone rang.
"WHAT'S THAT NOISE? What IS it?"
She had no idea that my phone RANG.
As I cranked the engine to the van, she was visibly startled by the navigation voice that plays every time I drive (because I get lost as soon as I leave our neighborhood), and began looking for the extra person in the car.
"WHERE? Where is that lady????!!! Hello...Lady?"
After we got home, I was overwhelmed by what I had experienced at the hospital. I sent her to the backyard to eat her lunch and watched her from a distance, and my little girl stood with her face upturned and her sandwich hanging by her side as she mimicked the birds chirping and smiled at the sky.
After her bath, I knelt beside her and asked quietly if she could hear Mama's voice.
"Yes. Pretty hearing Mama. All better now."
and accept His gift.