So many people have been praying for my grandson, Hudson. From the bottom of my heart, my family thanks you. Every day we feel the power of those prayers. So, I wanted to update you on his progress. Everything he does is a big thing to us. When you hear your grandson is deaf. You hang onto hope because the waiting and wondering what will happen can be painful.
Hudson amazes us daily with new words. Dallas and I had the opportunity to take him to speech therapy this week, and as would be expected he acted like a two-year-old. He did about half of what the therapist asked him to do. The other half he did what Hudson wanted to do. Doesn’t that sound familiar?
His powerful new word that he says and signs is “No!” I think he’s hearing it so much from us that at some point he feels he just has to exert some control. If he’s not sure about something, he will just shake his head. However, if it’s something he refuses to do he will let you know right away.
Yesterday the grand news was he vocalized the words “thank you” very plainly to his cousin. He said it more than once. Good thing because he had the adults bewildered. All of them felt they surely misunderstood what he had said. I think the boy thinks a lot of words and holds them inside just for the best time to touch the heart of his parents and grandparents. Hope is thriving around here.
Hudson wants to learn. He studies and watches everything we are doing. His Papa, Dallas, decided to teach Hudson a rendition of Michael Jackson’s moonwalk. The second go-round, Hudson was right in step with his Papa right down to the addition of the Doodle Hill stomp. And if you’re not from Doodle Hill, I’m sorry that you don’t have that image in your head. Maybe that’s another post. For those of you who grew up on the Hill, you are laughing. God bless you!
Hudson will be two-years-old on July 9. His new ears, cochlear implants, are only five months old. That’s how the therapist and doctors measure his hearing/speech progress. He is meeting one milestone after another. Your prayers are working. Our hope is soaring!
Hudson June 2017
God bless you,