I volunteered today for my daughter’s class Valentine’s party. Doesn’t seem like a big deal but I admit it gives me a fair amount of anxiety.
I’m “not like the other moms” and communication is always a little tricky with little kids.
I wanted to and yet it’s the thing I was scared to do.
But comfort zones are no place to stay. Better things come from stepping out of them.
When I was growing up, I never told people I was deaf. Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely proud to be a part of this amazing community that gave me life, really. But to be in this type of environment, it just brings me back to a very powerless place I was in as a kid. Back then, shame held me back. But not my girl.
She surprises me in how she proudly and freely shares this her friends. They come up to me to show me the signs they have learned. It seems like she is teaching them.
Like many things about being a parent, this just blows me away.
It’s wonderful to see things through her eyes. She is celebrating our uniqueness and is proud of it.
It’s a reminder to always be proud of exactly who I am and this creature that was given to me by God. His plan is amazing and His love has brought me far.
Truth will free us if we let it.
And love will always win.