Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Licence to Parent....

Yesterday was such an amazing day. It was the kind of day where I was bursting with pride, love and adoration. Baby Moo never ceases to amaze me with her patience and co-operation with anything involving her hearing and I love her for it!

Moo breezed through her 7 month testing. She responded to the majority of noises and there has been no change with her hearing loss. As far as I am concerned - no change is GREAT! She loved the audiologists, adored the puppets and amazed the staff by how alert she really is! I was told that she was one of the best babies they have ever tested!

Moo and I were especially lucky to have the amazing support from my Mama and sister during the testing. They are such an amazing support base for us and I wouldn't know what to do without them. With them both combined (Mama with all her experience of raising 2 hearing impaired children) and my sister who is a Teacher of the Deaf - they are our mentors and such terrific role models for Moo.

I found that while putting her to bed last night - I hugged and admired her beautiful face for a lot longer than usual. I saw me in her - and it brought a beaming smile to my face. Moo is going to be the kind of girl that wont let anything step in her way...and I am so proud.

Then to finish off the day, whilst watching Grey's Antamony - there was a strong message....

"Parenting is the most important job in the world. You probably should need a license to do it but then most of us probably wouldn't even pass the written exam. Some people are naturals-- they were born to do it. Some have other gifts. But the good news is biology dictates you don't have to do it alone. You can waste your whole life wondering, but the only way to find out what type of parent you'd be is to finally stop talking about it and just do it.

It struck a cord with me. I always hesitated about being a Mama - always waiting for that 'right' time! But in the end, we stopped talking about it and just did it....and our lives have been enriched as a result. But it also struck a cord with me and brought a lump in my throat for all those couples who just want 'to do it' but life just doesn't want to co-operate with them. These are the couples who would pass the written exam of parenting with flying colours and make the A-Grade Parents we all admire.

So tonight - spare a thought for these people and if you feel like it - say a little prayer and wish them for all the happiness they deserve. I know if I COULD make it all better for them - I definitely would.


  1. I'm so proud of you and Moo! It's a big help to have them be attentive in the booth.

  2. Han, you never cease to amaze me! You truly are an angel..Your daughter is an amazing child because of you..her heart is full of love and she only gets that from you and her Daddy! I'm proud and honoured to have made a friend like you through Mr H. You still inspire me..whether its getting me out of my Pj's or just getting out of bed to face another day. With friends like you, there is no obstacle i can't jump and for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart! xoxoxo