Thursday, August 23, 2007
The Oldest Goes off to High School
Yesterday was a bittersweet day. My oldest child went off to high school.
If you recall from a previous post, we had to advocate for David to attend a high school with 70 other deaf and hard of hearing kids.
I had a pang in my heart when I watched him drive off, wondering where did the years go? How did I get to this point in life so fast?
I also had a great feeling in my heart because David was finally going to school with a life-long friend.
When David was four months old, I made a decision to quit work and stay home. I was on my last appointment of the day to see a family with a six-month-old deaf baby. I almost blew off the appointment because I knew I was ending my job and didn't want to start services with a family only to disappoint them. The family lived in the same town as I did.
What the heck, I thought. I'll just stop in and give them some information.
As it turned out, I ended up with a best friend that day and my son and her daughter grew up together. Beth and I have shared births together and many conversations about raising deaf kids.
David and Aubrey are now attending high school together. Beth and I are hoping that our families will be connected legally some day but the kids just roll their eyes at us. Even if they don't tie the knot together, I'm betting they'll have a connection forever.