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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 8th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

HERE’S TO THE MOMS

Here’s to the Moms who may not have “signed up” to parent a deaf or hard of hearing child, but do so anyway with grace and love.

Here’s to the Moms who narrate every second of every day, not caring what others may think.

Here’s to the Moms who put miles on their cars driving back and forth to countless therapy sessions, doctor’s appointments, hearing aid fittings, cochlear implant mappings, and more.

Here’s to the Moms who work hard to be their child’s best advocate and primary language role model.

Here’s to the Moms who have had to learn a new language full of AVT terms and audiological jargon.

Here’s to the Moms who face the “experts” and fight for their child’s best interest in IEP meetings.

Here’s to the Moms who can wrestle a CI or HA onto a squirming toddler… and replace it hundreds of times each day without loosing their cool.

Here’s to the Moms who can cook dinner, answer the phone, and change a CI/HA battery without breaking a sweat.

Here’s to the Moms who constantly have to explain their child’s “equipment”.

Here’s to the Moms who have ever felt the pain of having a child who is “different”.

Here’s to the Moms who never take a single word for granted.

Here’s to the Moms who never fail to astound me with their capacity to persevere… and to love.

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!
Originally posted May 9, 2009

Written by

Elizabeth Rosenzweig MS CCC-SLP LSLS Cert. AVT is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist. She provides auditory verbal therapy, aural rehabilitation, IEP advocacy, consultation, and LSLS mentoring for clients around the world via teletherapy. You can learn more about Elizabeth's services on her Website or Facebook.

2 Comments

Nadine

May 20, 2010 at 3:38 am

Lovely…

Jill

July 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm

That brought tears to my eyes because it is true for every mother who has the chance to have a wonderful child with CI’s

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