The Author

Who is she?

Simple like a clock, a friend of mine once said.  Simplicity has many forms and is well cloaked in complexity at times.  Here are a few things you should know about the author.

  • Cochlear implanted, unilateral, at the age of 15.  That’s eight years of being implanted, with me currently at 23 years of age.
  • A stepmother to four children who inspire me everyday.
  • A housewife to a man whose brilliance and support awes and humbles me everyday.  I write this now on his 40th birthday.  Happy birthday, sweetheart.
  • A recently born-again Christian with a great burden to share the messages of listening, hearing, and communication.

She Writes.

I am a blogger at my little personal world at happy faces unite.  I write (very occasionally) on hubpages to garner a little extra income.

The Beginning.

This personal entry is very much about this website and how it found its roots.


I’ve  been struggling with listening and hearing, my entire life.  I was born hearing, became deaf for approximately 14 years, and got implanted with a cochlear device for 8 years now.

I’ve struggled with identity.  I have never identified myself as big D Deaf, nor even little d deaf.  I’ve never identified as hearing, or hard of hearing, or someone with any degree of hearing loss.  Those kind of identities required explanations that I couldn’t give coherently.  So, I simply was.  If I couldn’t hear, I either said I couldn’t hear or pretended to hear.  If I heard what was said, I said, “Gotcha. (nod)”

{Read more here.}


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