Ashlyn and Chloe
Kim sent me this video last week.
She was kind enough to babysit the girls while Dave and I were out for my birthday dinner.
And I saw it fit to post.
For a few reasons.
The first anniversary of Ashlyn’s cochlear implant activation is later this month.
And I want a marker of the progress to come.
I want to look back a year from now and feel the way I do when I watch her today.
As I see her answer questions and speak more clearly.
As she interacts with others without a need for my interpretive skills.
I love her silly jokes.
I love her personality.
I even love her sass when she talks back.
Last year, I remember feeling doubt and fear that we were too late.
And while her speech may never be exactly perfect.
I think we’re going to be just fine.