Earlier this week, we celebrated FOUR YEARS of Dempsey’s ears!
When Dempsey was born in November of 2018, we quickly found out that he was profoundly deaf. Could not hear a THING. We also quickly found out that he was a candidate for getting cochlear implants, which would give our boy the ability to hear!
In August of 2019, Dempsey had cochlear implant surgery, and that next month, four years ago this week, his ears were turned on!! In the CI world, we call it activation day 🤩 There is a video of his activation day HERE! 🙂
Our precious doctors, all of whom I thank God for every day — I mean, the fact that God gave people smart enough brains to produce, implant, and monitor this technology is simply incredible!! — have taken the best care of our little dude. We are GRATEFUL!!
Dempsey’s first day of hearing was so joy-filled (although he did have his moments where he got fussy and when he took his ears off — after living in the complete quiet for almost 11 months, I can imagine your first day of hearing to be A LOT 😂) and we love re-living the smiles from that day!
This is my favorite scripture for this part of our lives: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, which says, “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
ONLY GOD. So grateful!!!
We loved celebrating this milestone with cousins and neighbors. Huge thank you to Whimsy Cookies Company of Ridgeland for making these cookies for me! More on that in a second…
Happy Birthday to Dempsey’s ears!!
So about the cookies… It was pointed out to me that the ‘cochlear implants making a heart’ cookie design has been mistaken for a uterus by some. Which I totally see!! haha so… Won’t be using that design again next year! lol but when I posted about that on instagram, a friend responded and suggested that we start celebrating our uteruses as well haha so consider this a double celebration! 😉 Hooray for ears and uteruses!
I hope you’re having a great week and finding lots of things, little or big, to celebrate (or laugh about!) in your life!! XOXO!!!