Monday, September 17, 2012

better late than never

i've been meaning to make m a book about her deafness, and about what it was like when she was a baby, since she doesn't remember the many different seasons of her hearing loss: getting diagnosed, wearing hearing aids, the process to get implants, the first days of getting her implants turned on, etc.

finally(!) i made one last week, and it's quickly become a very special treasure for m. 
she is very slow to want to share it with other people when they come over; i think she feels like it belongs to her (which it does) and so she can decide when she wants to share it. at the same time she is very proud of it and wants me to read it to her or to look through the pictures herself every day. she is so interested by peeks at her surgery bandages, all of the people who came to visit her in the hospital, and early images of her audiology appointments. it reminds me how powerful story is, and how important it is to tell our little ones their stories.

here are a few (poor, quick) shots off of my phone to give you an idea of what i made:

(ruby gets to look at it with lots of supervision...
this is why i made two copies- a hard cover and soft cover) 
{hope you all have a good monday! 
i've been hit with the sick stick, so today is shaping up to be highly unproductive and very blah}


  1. Oh, I love it. What a gift for her. And I agree that stories are so important. Love your blog!

  2. Wow. That's not something you just whipped out in a couple of hours with Photoshop and a three hole punch! That's gorgeous! What did you use to assemble it?

  3. oh, i am so proud of you. i need to do this too but i forgetting everything and i am not too happy with the world of bilateral implants. feel better friend.

  4. LOVE it! The book turned out is no wonder she is a little proud and private and engrossed. And seriously, you are a super smarty pants for having made 2 straight away.

  5. I don't know which is more unbelievable, you or the book!

  6. i have seen this book in person and i can testify, it's a tear jerker. i learn from you daily about how to be a better mom. thanks for the encouragement

  7. What a precious gift you've created! Your family will treasure that book forever. So very special. You are an amazing mommy with an amazing family. Feel better soon.

  8. I love, love, triple love this! Just so you know I am stealing this idea! I've been thinking of how to make my blog into a book for quite some time, but this is PERFECT for little hands to hold and to share. Did I say I LOVE this? Amazing.

  9. can you bring this to the group? I would LOVE to see it! xo


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