Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The Ultimate I Love You!
Almost twenty years ago, I was a divorced, Mother of two Deaf children, working full time and fed up with the “dating scene”.
Then Mr. B came into my life. We had known each other for a number of years and I knew he was honest, fun, hard working, handsome and kind. Little did I know...Mr. B. loved to dance and he romanced me while teaching me to “Two-Step”.
My kids were enrolled at Texas School for the Deaf, in Austin, Texas. Spring Break was upon us, I was filled with excitement, planning time-off to be with them and how to initiate an introduction between my kids and Mr. B.
As so often happens there was a work related meeting I could not reschedule…what to do? Mr. B and I discussed the situation and he said he would watch the kids. “That’s kind of you but how will you communicate with them?”, I asked. With his usual calm and always in control voice, “Don’t worry we’ll manage.”
After calling Mr. B all day checking in on the three of them, I came home from work, to a house full of happy people. I looked around for scraps of paper with written communication…there were none. My kids and Mr. B were smiling and laughing. So I just had to know…”How did y’all communicate?” My kids signed to me, “He knows Sign Language!” I turned to look in Mr. B’s eyes...and I asked, “What, How, When, Where, Why?” His response, “I saw your Sign Language books and just started studying on my own because I love you and I want to be able to communicate with our kids as a family one day.”
At that moment, I knew Mr. B would be a part of our lives forever.