Today is a happy sad day for me. My baby girl is heading to London for a semester abroad. DK is a junior in college at Southwestern University in Georgetown Texas. She goes to a school that is about 2 1/2 hours from us, and she lives close to where I often travel for work. I usually get to see her at least once a month. Or at least I did.
I am the very proud mother of two children. My son is 22 and will graduate from University of Tampa in December. My daughter is 20 and is a rising junior at Southwestern University. She is living at home this summer, as she prepares for a semester abroad in the Fall.
Last year I was able to post a position for someone to help me with my online courses and web presence. We had several applicants who were interested, and some of those had good technology skills and interpersonal skills. One really stood out, having experience with websites, presentations, as well as event planning. She even had completed an Interpreter Training Program and knew sign language and deaf culture – not a requirement of the job, but it was sprinkles on the frosting of a great cupcake!
This cupcake with frosting and fancy sprinkles was Miriam, and when she joined our Texas DHH team in September, it was obvious she was meant to be there. She fit in to our Sensory Team so well, and we are constantly having to hide her skills from others at the Education Service Center who would try to steal her from us!
Today we celebrate Miriam’s birthday, and I am so very thankful she is a part of our lives. I can’t imagine how I ever functioned without her!