Thursday, September 14, 2006

workshop tonight

Tonight I'm going to a workshop on Cued Speech. I'm quite excited and interested to see the difference between Cued Speech and American Sign Language. ASL was my major in college for 3 years. Unfortunately, I did not finish out my last 1 1/2 year. I got too burnt out and changed my major (Occupational Therapy), of course that didn't work either, I ended up quitting school completely. Hopefully someday I will go back. Anyways, back to the main subject... I will let you all know what I think about the workshop. I have it tomorrow night and all day Saturday too.

You know, it's quite funny... both of my previous college majors have helped me out with my child. When I was taking sign language and learning how to become an interpreter, I often thought to myself that I would someday adopt a child with special needs. Well, I didn't need to adopt, I ended up giving birth to a child with down syndrome. For the past 6 months, I've often wondered if that is why God choose us to have Joey. For whatever reason, I am so grateful that we have him. I wouldn't change anything!

And, can you all believe this??? JOEY IS 6 MONTHS OLD TODAY!! Wow, has time gone by fast?! It just seems like yesterday that I was pregnant and ready to pop!


Kari said...

I believe all things happen for reasons so of course having joey was in the grand plan. I worked for 2 Years with Alzheimers patients and discovered I have a gift. I was able to connect with alot of these people when others couldn't. For some reason most of these patients thought they knew me even upon our first meeting. It was the strangest thing. They didn't remember there own lives and often there own children but for some reason believed they knew me. Anyway I believe that I was lucky to be chosen to be Tristans Mom because of this experience. Kinds like God was up there watching and said Hey we need to give her one of our extra special children she deserves him:) I'm looking forward to hear about the cued speech never heard of it I am curious.

Michelle said...

I can't believe he's 6 months already! Happy 6th month Joey!!

Hope the workshops are going well and that they are very informative! Can't wait to hear your take on it!