I have not posted in a week. I spent the last week reading blogs, reading postings on alldeaf, and researching the internet. I spent a lot of time just reflecting. How did I get to this point? What happen that I was clueless for the past 39 years? Wow, when did my choice for implants and the choice of parents upset a whole community. Also what is my place in the Deaf Community? What purpose do I serve? How can I bridge parents of CI children, Deaf, HOH, and CI adults?
Then I realized I don't have answers, only more questions?
So here is my choice, I am going to keep on blogging. I am going to try to show the reflection of a positive experience with Cochlear Implants. I will defend any person I feel is treated against the golden rule "Treat others the way you want to be treated." I will show my support for others within my Community and find a way to enrich the community with my experiences.
So in saying that I have one more thing to say tonight - Karen, I am proud of you! I don't know if would have had your courage. I will find my strenghts in yours. It is a positive change you are making. ----Valerie