Month: June 2016

2 Years Later

This weekend I was going through boxes and unpacking and weeding out.  So many memories were found. Old pictures from my youth. Letters from my time in college in New Mexico. In one box was pictures and such that have been on my walls.  I needed to find a perfect place for my Hearstrong Award.

It is hung in my bedroom, and I still have such a great pride receiving this award. When I looked at the framed certificate and the medal it dawned on me, two years have past from that very special day. It still seems like a dream. I think this day has opened up so many doors and in my life. From volunteering to the feeling of openness if people ask about my hearing loss or hearing loss in general. I want to be an advocate, I want people to be proactive. There is nothing that should be hidden with hearing loss. One thing I have learned is meetings up with people that have similar life paths makes your path that much more beautiful. I learned to laugh in a dark bar using a cell phone light so people could lip read. I learned finding your tribe is so important. This simple day in June 2 years ago really changed my life. It gave me confidence, it gave my life some purpose. The day gave my daughter dreams of the future. Future occupations and paths she may want to follow.

A few things from my original post have changed.

I now have Starkey 3 series. Very similar but there is a T coil and a couple more programs added. I enjoy making them unique and changing the look.

 I have attached the original post from Two years ago. Hard to believe it has been that long already. 
On June 10, 2014 I was invited to attend a ceremony at Starkey World Headquarters in Eden Prairie, MN.  I traveled the near 3 hours to the headquarters,  I was full of nerves, and excitement since …

Source: Waiting to Wake Up from a Dream



About a month ago we found out the house we were living in was to be sold. Getting a text alerting me that a realtor would be coming the next day was a wake up call. We needed to start packing and we needed to find somewhere to live. God is good all the time. Within 24 hours we found a new house that is beautiful. The house is about double the size and just perfect. The kids each have their own room, our room actually has room to move in there. 

One thing you learn when moving is you have way to much stuff!  We weeded out a lot. We had a dumpster and trashed a lot. You decide what you want and what can go. We weeded through clothes, books, kitchen items and toys. We live in a land where items are cheap but we have to get in a mindset just because it is cheap we don’t need it. 

We are now moved and slowly getting settled. A couple boxes are gone through a day and that is ok. Those boxes aren’t going anywhere. 

I want to thank everyone who helped us move or just offered well wishes and prayers, it all helped.