It is November, one of my favorite times of the year. There are lots of family birthdays, including my grandson's 1st birthday and my husband's 60th.
It is also approaching the first anniversary of when I received my first cochlear implant.
I am truly thankful for this amazing technology.
There have been some funny incidents with the thing. For one, I have discovered that the magnet that attaches the cochlear to my head is very powerful. As I was getting into someone's car one day the magnet jumped off my head and attached to the door jam of the car. Thankfully it is easily removed and placed back where it belongs. I also had the magnet attached itself to a rod of clothing at Once Upon A Child where I work. I told the staff that if they ever walked down an aisle and found me attached to a rod, just to pull me off.
There were lots of sounds that I was missing and did not realize it.
Within the first week or two of getting the implant I could hear birds singing.
Then I noticed Mark's whistling, frogs croaking, and precious words from the grandkids.
I was sitting at Mark's desk yesterday. The window was open as we were trying to dry out carpets that had just been shampooed. I could hear the rain falling on the roof and water running in the gutters.
There was also the day that I noticed a swishing sound as I walked. I finally figured out it was the noise that my jeans make when my thighs rub together. Sigh - that was one sound I could do without.
Count your many blessings - name them one by one - and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
I love Jesus. I think my two daughters can change the world. I think you can too.
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