|One of my favorite fruits!|
A few Sundays ago, the three of us went to our first Strawberry Festival, sponsored by our municipality. The main attraction? Cups of French vanilla ice cream with a strawberry compote for sale for 50 cents! With only 3500 tickets, we managed to get 4 cups of this delightful treat. We saw many families getting 5, 10, and even 20 cups to fill up! Thankfully, we were blessed with pretty amazing weather - not too cold, and not too hot. It was like a perfect cross between spring and summer, typical Vancouver Island weather... another reason why we're so thrilled that we moved over almost two years ago.
|Eating my Strawberries and Ice Cream in peace while baby girl naps... a RARE scene.|
It is wonderful to know that there are other families in our area who deal with hearing loss, even if indirectly. Just from our brief exchange of words, I could tell that there was a sense of community, appreciation, and gratitude between us. My husband and I are very fortunate to have each other, because there's very few people that can relate to us when it comes to having a hearing loss. When we can't understand something (we can hear noise, but we can't discern what is being conveyed to us), we automatically know that deep, sinking feeling that comes with the territory. In my younger days, whenever I had to ask someone to repeat themselves, it felt like I had to pull up my socks, suck in my gut, take a deep breath and pray that someone would be willing to repeat (or rephrase) themselves. If it didn't work, then cue that crazy cycle all over again. There were times when I gave up. After all, I'm human.
|Taking a deep breath and going for it - in Ochos Rios, Jamaica|