So tomorrow is Brianna's activation day. I have the camcorder battery charging. I have to stop by Best Buy and get a mini-dvd before her appointment tomorrow. But other than that, we are on our way.
I think I have had all my questions answered, and despite every one's advice, I am still really hoping for that miracle moment. I know that either way, this is the first small step into a wonderful world for Brianna. I am so excited about all the "What's that?" moments, and hopefully her understanding some sort of sound. Even if it's buzzing or beeping or anything.
How amazing is it that we have come so far. Even though we as a family are new to hearing loss, and are privileged to have the benefit of existing technology, I can still appreciate the great strides that have taken place. Who would have ever thought that a beautiful little girl would be given the chance to possibly hear the things that she hasn't in so very long. I want her to hear me say "I love you". She reads my lips, or I sign it to her now, but that is the moment I am craving. You all know it. I know most of you have either been there, or are in the process of going there.
These past few months have been so dramatic, so tiring and so darn rewarding. I can't wait to update you all on her big day. This post is typed in PINK, and that's because her processors are pink. Brianna is a typical girly-girl, and that's the color she wanted. So that's the color she gets! She told me today that she absolutely MUST wear the pink ones home. And she has her outfit ready to go, so that she matches just right. I tell you, my beautiful daughter is just so darn strong. I can't imagine what I would be like in her shoes. Locked in a room somewhere just wallowing in self-pity I am sure. I don't know where she gets it from, but she is one tough cookie. So, here's to Brianna, becoming fully "Bionic" on May 20th, 2008. I LOVE YOU!