Being A Mom of A Deaf Child

in photography •  6 months ago

Call her Gabbie. Isn't she lovely? She loves to dance, though she can't hear any music.

"Your child is profoundly deaf."

These are the words that extremely broke our hearts.

My husband and I are musicians. We write songs. WE SING. Music is our life.

So, how did it feel when you found out that our child is deaf?

TERRIBLE. HEART-BREAKING.

Imagine the feeling when you sing a lullaby to put her to sleep. You know she can't hear it, but you sing for her anyway.
Imagine her loving to see the birds fly, but she can't hear them sing.
Imagine her loving the water, but she can't hear the splash.
Imagine us telling her "I love you!", but she can't hear a word.

Take a minute and listen to what you hear around you. Every sound. Insects, music, an alarm
clock, the dinging a car makes when the door is open or when the keys are in the ignition, the
sounds of cars driving by, the sound of a door shutting, the sounds a keyboard makes while typing,
an alert on your cell phone, the refrigerator running. Imagine waking up and not hearing any
"normal" sounds we take for granted. Imagine not knowing if someone is in the next room or not
being able to hear footsteps around the house.

She lives in a very silent world yet she's very happy! She laughs. She giggles. She cries. She feels normal.

I, like many others, have taken for granted small blessings we have, like hearing the birds. I
encourage you to sit outside with your phone turned off and look around you. Close your eyes and
listen to the sounds of the world. God is everywhere. God created my little girl. This tiny little
human has navigated life by teaching herself to read lips and to read body language. Gabbie has
filled in the blanks for 3 years. What an extraordinary gift. I am a mother of a Hard of Hearing child.
My daughter has a “disability”. I am grateful God chose me to be her momma.

This is a tough journey for us, but I know God has plans.

This is a video of her father singing a song.

Gabbie might not hear her father's song, but I know this song goes straight to her heart

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God is everywhere. God created my little girl.
I am grateful God chose me to be her momma.
but I know God has plans.

I don't know what you think , but
i'm sure , i will not forget him , and
i will pray for him everyday , and
i believe in God.
everything is possible.

thanks for resteeming @socialtrends :)

and special thanks to @happyhoneys :)

Grateful To God for what you have...God is your stregth

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I'm grateful. Thank you for the love.

Hi, i've sent a donation from the Giving Steem initiative, $10 of which came from @runridefly. It is kind of an exception as you haven't been here very long but I believe your moving story is genuine. Gabbie is beautiful, I hope she will hear one day.

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I'm crying! I wasn't expecting this at all. I was just here to post about her so hearing people like us will appreciate their sense of hearing more. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. You guys are wonderful!

Much love from Gabbie and the family <3

shes a adorable and cute beautiful little angel.

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Thank youuu!

Welcome to Steemit!

That is disheartening to hear. These newly born children don't even have idea about the world they would be getting into ,but never to get demotivated there were and are great people who did wonder with their life even though they were born deaf.
By the way, your links broken. Let me fix that for you :)

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Thanks, subflix! Yeah. But I'm really glad she's healthy and she's a happy kid. We are all learning how to sign so we can communicate with her.

We're planning to raise funds for her Cochlear Implants, which is very very expensive. I want to give her a chance to hear us. :)

Thanks for fixing my link. I'm glad you really did read my post. I really appreciate it! <3

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Please post about this. Steem has a history of sharing. We will help in whatever way we can.

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Hmm... I just started Steemit hours ago. I'm still exploring. How do I do this?

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First off check out the #teamphilippines tag, use it for your normal posts. Then post updates about your project to buy the device/implant. With your permission I will post about it and attempt to initiate a cause. Whatever gains my post will get i will give back to you 100%.

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Wow! Thank you very much. I don't know what to say...

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I don't know why I'm crying now.. probably because I also sang to my daughters too when they were little and I was just touched by your love for yours.

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I'm sorry if it made you cry, Sir. :( But thank you so much for appreciating my post.

I don't know what to say but thank you for sharing kabayan. She is a lovely girl. Blessings to you and your family.

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Thank you so much! God bless you.

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Thank you so much!

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You're welcome.

So much feels 😭 Thank you for sharing your story in our community ❤️ Sending hugs 🤗

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Thank you for sharing. Much love from Gabbie and Me. <3

She's so beautiful! May the good Lord bless her and your family.

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Thank you so much! <3 God bless you, too Ms. Susan.

She must be an old soul, for us to learn from. She is happy and angelic. Am sure were chosen for a reason :) Kaya yan.

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Thank you! She's very sweet. She gives us hugs and kisses every now and then! So blessed to have her. <3

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She is :) You're blessed to have her..you have a lil angel there.

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So pretty girl

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Thank you! <3 She's adorable!

Welcome to Steemit, @happyhoneys!

Hope you enjoy being here!

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these post made me cry ,shes such a beautiful small thing ,sending love vibrations to u and your child

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Thank you so much for the love! <3

What a beautiful girl and so blessed to have been sent to such loving parents! Thank you for sharing your story here. Im so happy to see the Steemit community coming together for you, this is the best place I've ever been on a social platform.

I've only been here a month myself so I have little weight but I've resteemed your story and am following so I can continue to do so with future updates. I pray that many blessings will rain down on your family and that this community will be one of them ❤️

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Thank you! Thank you so much for the love! I didn't expect this to happen, really. Overwhelming love. Thank you.

It is easy to see how much you both love your daughter!
Was she this way from birth?
Or did she become ill and then deaf?

Welcome to Steemit and I hope that you enjoy your time here.

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She was born deaf. :( We actually don't know why. I had a very healthy pregnancy and none in our family (both sides) is deaf. Thank you for your wonderful words! <3

Beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it so openly. I'm listening to the birds and being present to how amazing their song is. :) Thank you.

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Welcome! Thanks for appreciating the story. <3

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:) Enjoy the day!

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Thank you. <3

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You're welcome!

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Thank you! Bless you, too. <3

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Thank you. <3

I am sure you and your family will overcome this. She's a happy and beautiful baby. :)

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Thank you very much for the love. <3

Welcome to Steemit! I hope to read more about your daughters journey as well as yours. My son turns 2 at the end of September and failed his hearing test when he was first born. We found out a month or so later that his hearing was fine with a second test, but are teaching him sign language as much as we can. Unfortunately, he can only sign more right now (which I know isn't bad). I will never know what you're going through, but hope the encouragement I send your way for you and your daughter is something. Everytime my son hears a bird or a plane in the sky I'm so thankful for his blessing.

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Thank you much! I'm so glad that your son is now able to hear at least simple sound. Yes. I'm planning to post more about Gabbie's journey. Thank you for the wonderful words. I really appreciate it. <3

Her dad has a wonderful voice! And she "hears" the sound vibrating in his chest and her body.
I work in an optician shop/hearing aid acoustician shop. So I have an idea how it is not to hear well anymore or not to hear at all.
Your little girl is an angel!

God bless you and your whole family. I hope you continue to stay srong and believe in the Lord and His ability to give you and your child everything that you will need to survive and thrive in this world. I will pray that you all have the peace of God in your lives and His joy. I will also pray that God will show you what to do about your daughters deafness, for I believe that she will begin to hear and that it will be soon!

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