Frustrating? Almost daily.
Scary? You betcha.
Rewarding? In an incredible way that cannot be described with words.
Last night, Sophie and I were making a sandwich when she spontaneously said, "Eh musserd is ellow, Mommy!" Even though I knew I was alone, I looked around the room to see if anyone else witnessed her speak that gloriously full sentence with close to perfect pronunciation. Sure enough, it was only me. I just smiled and said, "Yes! Yes! The mustard is yellow!" Then my heart just about exploded.
And now, as I sit here trying to quickly type out my thoughts, my demanding toddler is screaming, "Read eh Elmo book, Mommy!" My cup runneth over.
The challenges that come with raising a deaf child magnify the sweetness of these proud moments.
So, given the opportunity, would I change a single thing?