Wednesday, April 15, 2009

An Aha Moment

Most people who know me, know that I have a 9 year old deaf son named John. John and I usually communicate fairly well. I am finally taking a formalized ASL class at the community college and am amazed that after almost 10 years of signing, how much I am learning in regards to ASL grammar! I'm actually learning more about English grammar as well....that's another story...

This morning, John and I had the opportunity to have a nice breakfast, just the two of us, at Chaffin's Diner in Tucson. For one hour we conversed in ASL and I had the opportunity to use a lot of the new information that I have been learning in my class. The look on my son's face was priceless. He was enjoying himself so much that he didn't want to go to school early to play with his friends, he wanted to stay and communicate with me.

My aha moment was when we in the car and I turned around to sign how much I enjoyed our conversation and his face literally lit up with such enthusiasm as he signed back "me too". Wow.....


  1. Not only is it a "WoW" moment but very inspirational. Thanks for sharing..