It's always wonderful to reunite with your loved ones once in awhile. It's handled differently by each undivided reunions and how we socialize and what we consist of.
In the past couple of weeks ago, my daughter, my sister, her kids, and I came together in my SUV. My sister and I took turns with driving to the Indiana state for our family reunion. It was unthinkable that we could make it with the fact that I recently had several troubles with my SUV. I managed to have it fixed, but it was pretty costly. I did not want our plans changing because it was in our hearts to see our loved ones whom we have not seen in such a long time. I was determined to get my SUV fixed just in time before we went on our very first road trip together. We were so glad for having succeeded on both journeys from our home to other home then back. We were able to use some time both ways with sightseeing so that helped make our long road trips less unbearable and we all enjoyed it very much.
With the utmost knowledge that I was the only deaf family member at the reunion, it did not come to my mind at all because I knew I would be welcomed with so much love and there were special languages that we used. We would just sit together, use body languages at our best, and some knew ABCs then there's one of my cousins who was very fluent in ASL, too. That helped me in some ways to make me feel more comfortable. I am blessed to have such wonderful relatives who love me. Some of them made an effort, some did not, but I do not blame them because they may not know what they could do. I have been in their shoes myself and every effort counts and I am happy. ;)
Always consider the good for yourself and the others, too.
~Have a great year!~
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