These are some pictures of our family doing an Easter craft last year.
The significance of these photos is that they were taken on April 3, 2012 which was the last day of life as I knew it.
Rachel from This Journey Our Life says you know you are special needs mom when your life can be categorized into two segments: before your child’s diagnosis and after.
I relate to this. SJ’s diagnosis was kind of gradual in the way that we found out, but the first time anyone labeled her as a child with hearing loss was April 4, 2012. As we approach the anniversary of that date I am reluctantly adjusting to the idea of passing that one year mark.
Earlier this year I was out shopping when I noticed they had put out the seasonal St. Patrick's day displays. SJ’s birthday is right around St. Patty’s day which was part of what inspired the GREEN eggs and ham party theme. That’s when it hit me. I stopped dead in my tracks in the middle of the aisle and gripped my shopping cart as my mind took me on a rapid pace roller coaster ride reviewing the sequence of events that had transpired over the past year.
SJ’s birthday. Not talking. Doctor. Questions. To do list. ENT. Sound booth. Denial. Loud bell. No response.
She. Can’t. Hear.
My heart was pounding and I had to catch my breath.