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Thursday, July 16, 2009

A full circle moment!

The wee ones and I went to Lafayette one of the days of our vacation. We got to spend time with some very special friends, Mary and her daughters Ann Marie and Jon Terez. I have known them for many years now. (I talked to Mary before sharing the following information :) The girls were toddlers when I first met them and their Mom. They are both profoundly deaf and have cochlear implants. I worked with them in auditory-verbal therapy to teach them to listen and speak. Mary would drive over an hour one way for therapy and bring both girls for weekly sessions. Amazing Mom, amazing girls, amazing family! We spent lots of time in therapy and became friends. I have a vested interest in how the girls are doing today. They are AMAZING!!!!!! They listen so well and we had wonderful conversation about all that they love including their academic success, how active they are on swim and soccer teams and the things they remember from those sessions so long ago. I especially loved watching Ann Marie and Jon Terez teach Lily Wen how to swim the butterfly stroke and dive. Mary and I were able to visit and catch up. What a wonderful way to spend our day!

Ann Marie, Jon Terez, Graeme, Lily Wen

My Girl

Jon Terez

Ann Marie

My boy!

Aren't they adorable? (Graeme was too busy eating to be in the picture. Is anyone really surprised?)

Just hanging out!

The Jump!

Trying it again!

Mary and I

A pic with my girls!
I am so looking forward to our next visit!

7 comments:

redmaryjanes said...

Life is truly miraculous. How are you doing my girl? It looks like you are having some wonderful times. You have been on my mind.

FHL said...

Gorgeous girls! What a wonderful job you have...to touch someone's life and leave a lasting imprint!

Hugs to you and I hope you're having a wonderful week!

Natalie said...

How fun that you can all get together. It looks like everyone had such a great time!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Oh how fun!!

Hey, there is a group of Xiushan girls here in St. Louis this weekend. I looked at one of them and thought she was Lily! Hopefully I'll get some photos up by Monday on the blog. All the girls are BEAUTIFUL!! Tomorrow we are off to the zoo.

Have a great weekend!
Blessings,
Robin

zsjmom said...

Great pics of beautiful people Margaret --love that you kept in touch with them.

marybob143@aol.com said...

Wow, Margaret!!! I love your post and your pics!!! You have definitely become an honorary member of our family! I sure miss those therapy sessions with the girls, but we are so very blessed every day because of those Wednesdays! Bob and I can't think of our girls progress without automatically thinking of you and your wonderful God-given gift to teach children & families...we love you & can't wait till you come in at Christmas!!!

Alyson & Ford said...

Looks like you have had lots of summer pool fun!
With lots of adorable children!

Alyzabeth's Mommy for Ten Months