Today was the day.
As parents of a deaf child, we always wondered how his future would be.
At some point, we felt overwhelmed, sad and very hopeless. We remember those days that we couldn’t see a clear future for him.
Today, he left from our nest and found his own wings. It was hard to let him go, but we knew he was ready.
He is ready because we didn’t let anyone dictate our choices.
He is ready because we never let him feel less capable of doing something, because we worked days and nights incessantly to make sure he developed a language.
He is ready because he had people around him that truly cared: teachers, audiologists, professionals and a wonderful organization, Hands & Voices where we together as a family learned so much and never again felt alone in this journey.
He is ready because we encouraged him to make friends, those that last forever, because he took advantage of every moment, every challenge, every adventure.
This is just a new beginning for him, there is still a lot more to do, only that this time he will do it by himself, he will advocate for himself and he will become a man.