Walking to campus today.
It was so windy.
I pulled my hood tight around my head.
To cover my ears.
But it was blown off, instantly.
I tried to hold the hood on my head.
But decided it wasn't worth it. To freeze my hands.
I faced the wind as I walked suredly to school.
My nose ran. My eyes cried.
I made it to campus, pushing against the strong winds. I decided to stop at the Clyde building. I can get just as much done here and now I don't have to walk all the way to the library. Now I just have to begin my research project for ASL. Deaf Communities. I want to research Cochlear Implants. I'll probably research them eventually anyway.
Sometimes I have the strongest feeling that one of my children is going to be deaf. I will teach them sign language. I will teach all my kids sign even if they are 'hearing', that's not the issue. My question is whether I would get them a Cochlear Implant. Right now I say YES. But the Deaf Community is extremely against it. And I wouldn't want to completely isolate my child. I just would want them to have opportunities. Opportunities to do everything and anything. Anything their heart desires. We'll see what happens.
What would you do if your child was born deaf?