While waiting on line election day, I ended up meeting a very cool deaf family that lives literally 2 streets away from me. I saw them signing out of the corner of my eye, asked a neighbor to hold my place in the line, and ran over to them. Through my mediocre signing skills, we exchanged information. I learned they had a hearing daughter, but they were both deaf. They were cordial, sweet, and so happy to answer some quick questions. Since election day, we've been exchanging emails.
Today, I had the opportunity to visit with them, and it was AWESOME. While we have a great network of other hearing parents of deaf children, our interactions and contacts with other deaf adults is very limited. I was so thankful to be able to just ask questions. It's so important to me that Christian interacts with other deaf adults, and it's just so great that we have a family living here in our neighborhood.