1st Hearing Birthday!!

Today we celebrated K's first hearing birthday. I can't believe it's been one year already! It seems just like yesterday we were bombarded with all this new information and equipment.We were scared and had no  idea what the future held. Flash forward to a year later and we have a happy, hearing, talking almost 2yr old boy. We couldn't ask for anything more.




 I made a little video about Kemper's hearing journey. I guess you can call it my therapy. It took quite some time for me to come to terms with K's deafness and I will admit I still struggle with it at times. When he was first diagnosed I cried everyday for the first three months. The crying gradually decreased but never went away.  I still cry sometimes, but more often than not they are happy tears. I am so thankful for his cochlear implants and their gift of hearing. I am so proud of my little boy and all that he has accomplished. I am so thankful for our family and friends. I was so scared in the beginning, but today I was finally able to say "He's going to be okay!"

It seems so exceptional
That things just work out after all
It’s just another ordinary miracle today.
~Sarah McLachlan - Ordinary Miracle




Happy 1st Hearing Birthday Baby K!!!
We love you!!!

8 comments:

Emily said...

Great video! Kemper has come such a long way and I'm sure you are extremely proud of him. Watching brought tears to my eyes and reminded me of all the emotions I experienced in the early days of Sophie's diagnosis. We are so lucky to have the miracle of this amazing technology.

Happy 1st hearing birthday, Kemper!!

Emily

Lucas'Mommy said...

Happy 1st Hearing Birthday, Baby K!

I love your video - very well done! I especially loved the lion roar. He's a little superstar. I wish we lived closer - he and Lucas would be great little buddies. I held it together until your Graeme Clarke tribute. Makes me cry every time, because my heart is also filled with indescribable gratitude towards that man. And he's just so darn cute.

Melanie said...

Way to go, K! Great video.

tammy said...

What a wonderful video! Happy First Hearing Birthday Baby K!!! I LOVED his "don't touch it!" Laughter and happy tears for you all on this wonderful journey! I wish we still lived down there so we could meet!

Bill and Shelly said...

Way to go Kemper! Happy 1st Hearing Birthday! You Rock!!! I love the animal sounds.
I get emotional everytime I watch videos like this, it just brings back so many memories of our journey with Allison. I can't believe that it has been 6 years since Allison got her first CI, it has been an amazing, wonderful, crazy, emotional time of our lives.

Amy said...

Wow a whole year already! I remember when you left a comment for me very early on in your journey. I am so proud at how well K is doing I bet you never would have imagined this day and the success that came with it! Congratulations and what an excellent video. I echo Tammy and Lucas' mommy how I wish that I could meet you all. I have been seriously considering travelling to the USA to do this somehow, someday. It's definitely on my bucket list.

Anonymous said...

I am an education major at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI. I have been following your blog for my special education class and would like to thank you for sharing Kemper's story with all of us. Your dedication and support for your son is admirable. Little Kemper is going to be a joy for any teacher!

Happy 1st Hearing B-day Kemper!!


Ana A.

J. Kramer said...

I just came across your blog - and I hope that my daughter (almost 7 months) will follow your son's footsteps. This is extremely informative and motivating for me to read. This video brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing your journey!

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