Sunday, May 6, 2012

a song. a story. a memory.


Just had to share this SIMPLY.AMAZING video. The perseverance, determination, and hope this sweet boy and his family have shine through and through.

The whole thing is weighing heavy on my heart .... how every hearing journey can be SO different, yet SO very much the same,

the WE WON'T GIVE UP states of mind ... the determination, the TEARS,

theYEARS of therapy ... the hope, the WANT ...

the ELATION as they reach each and every little (yet so big ) milestone that you work so hard to reach. how HARD all our sweet ones work.

Then there's the song.

The song is Fix You by Coldplay. This song reminds me so much from the past four years. I used to listen to this song, along with others from Cold Play,  over and over, as I would go on long walks, pregnant with Aiden, after spending afternoons with my father (who had severe dementia and was in a nursing home at the time). I'd walk and cry. I continued to listen to this song after I found out Aiden was deaf and all throughout this journey. I haven't heard it in quite awhile, so this song + this video = many tears. It reminded me of how much we've been through, how much we've overcome, and how far we still have to go. It also reminded me, we're not alone.

and what the parents of this video say in the end, is so true .... siblings, jobs, sports, school .... and a lot of therapy in between it all ... LIFE GOES ON.

 Be prepared. Grab a tissue. (and turn off the music on the right before playing).

11 comments:

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh Tammy, thanks for posting that!

perfect timing... 24 days til surgery :D

Julie

Lucas'Mommy said...

Thanks for sharing. That was beautiful.

beckrs6 said...

Thanks for sharing this! We will be scheduling our son's surgery in the next few weeks!

Melinda said...

just beautiful! thankyou for sharing!

Hunter's Mommy said...

Love! And thanks for the CI Group reply, I really appreciate it!

dlefler said...

I saw this on FB and was sobbing like a baby. Nolan hasn't been through CI surgery, but he has been through others (I watched part I, and his parents sitting in the cafe during his surgery really hit a note with me). And then this video is also comforting, because if Nolan should ever lose the rest of his hearing, we know that there are other options out there for him.

Thanks for posting this, Tammy! xoxo

Harrysmommy12 said...

I feel the same way about that song!! I can hear it in my mind every time I think of what lies ahead for my Harry. Thanks for posting this.

Danielle said...
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Danielle said...

Before I went into surgery that was the last song I listened to. BALLING. Beautiful video.

Mama.Kendall said...

Thank you for sharing this. I just happened to come across your blog and saw this post. I could read the feeling in your post, so I watched the video of this little boy and my eyes did well up.

Jodi Michelle Cutler said...

Emotional experience watching that video....