Tuesday, September 2, 2008
DA Beach...Round 2
So, I know I'm lucky. We're on our 2nd beach vacation of the summer, this time in North Carolina. We're with Chuck's family in this great big house right on the water. We had a rough couple of days getting Christian used to his new surroundings, but now he's sleeping like a champ and back to his silly self. In fact, I have a new word to report:
Maybe it's the pregnancy hormones, or maybe I just still haven't finished the grieving process, but I had a couple of hard times these past few days. Most notably was yesterday, watching my son with his hearing cousins, splash in the waves. I had this rolling wave of my own emotion come over me, with flashes of him growing up as a teenager, boogie boarding in the waves, but not being able to hear them crash around him with his processor off. I started feeling a bit sad, thinking that while he could hear our voices yesterday on the beach, could he hear the waves? The pelicans? The wind? I think I am having a really hard time not knowing what exactly he is hearing, and how he is hearing it. I'm hoping that some of my favorite adult CI users could give me some insight on this :)
Other than a couple misty eye moments, we're having a nice time once again as a family. Christian is enjoying his time with his grandparents and cousins, and I'm enjoying these last few days of summer before my baby starts school next week.