Last month, I had the honor of spending the day with one of my favorite people in the world!
This beautiful lady and I did a little Christmas shopping together.
I know! Pinch me!!!!
It was such a special day, and I didn’t want it to end.
I shared with them the day that I found out how my oldest son, Jonathan, only 3 years old at the time, had moderate to severe hearing loss in both his ears.
I was pregnant with Luke at the time, and I had taken Jonathan to the doctor because he wasn’t hearing well. I thought he might have fluid on his ears. When the nurse told me that he didn’t have any fluid on his ears, I was confused and worried. They took that sweet little 3 year old in a sound proof room and did more testing on his hearing. The nurse informed me after the testing was complete that Jonathan had a hearing loss and would probably need to wear a “device.” (aka: hearing aid)
My thoughts ran wild.
Would he lose all of his hearing someday?
Would he not be able to talk well?
Would he not be able to hear me say “I love you.”
My thoughts immediately went to the worse case scenario. It was a very emotional day.
I went home that night and wrote in a journal that I keep for Jonathan. It is full of little notes that I write to him every once in a while. (I have a journal for each of my boys.)
I’m sorry my handwriting is so sloppy and my spelling isn’t the best. (I must have been in a hurry or really tired.) But I don’t care. I am so glad that I have this day documented in writing for Jonathan to see. And for me to look back on and see how God’s hand has worked in Jonathan’s life over the past 10 years.
I wanted to share with you what I wrote that day. I hope you are able to read it.
God is so good!
Jonathan is still full of personality and a definite “people person.”
And he still loves to sing more than anything!
And it was so perfect for him to sing the song he sang.
Jonathan has worn hearing aids for the past 10 years, and for the most part, he has not lost anymore of his hearing.
Singing is his passion! We thank God everyday for the God-given gift of his voice!
I want to say a special thank you to Layla (and Kevin!).
They have blessed our family in so many ways, and we are so
thankful to have them in our lives!