My name is Cristine and I took a sign language class about 13 years ago with an interest in doing sign language with my son. I took the class before my son was born. This was before the baby sign language was popular. I took about two classes and loved it. Then ten years later a lady who was deaf moved in next to me. I was excited to try and use what sign language I remembered from class years ago. I was so nervous to try and communicate with her, because I did not remember very much. After a few visits with my new neighbor I was put at ease by her patience in helping me remember sign language. I am so excited every time I communicate with her. I am learning more and more and am having so much fun. She also takes me out with her other friends who are deaf and that is a lot of fun. They are also very patient and make sure they communicate slow enough for me to understand them. I would like to at some point take enough classes that some day I could be an interpreter, because I have had such a positive experience learning sign language from my neighbor friend.
Written by Cristine Peterson Brady
Life of a Deaf Socialite
Hi, My name is Ann Marie. I was born on May 3, 1975. I was raised in Indiana. I attended Indiana School For The Deaf from 1979 to 1989. I have grown