Tuesday, December 20, 2011

twenty-four years later

...i have stuttering relief. it comes in the form of a little hearing aid-esque device that slips sweetly and neatly into my left ear. it is removable, which is a plus because it amplifies every.single.sound. and is hard to wear 24/7. but it is beautiful. and the joy and freedom it grants me is beyond belief. it's slow, methodical process, this healing and reforming. but i didn't get here overnight and it won't disappear overnight either. it is no sprint. rather, it's a walk, a saunter through the meadow at times and a trudge through snowy grounds at others. but i'm glad God chose me to take this path, however difficult and embarrassing and downright hard it can be. because finally, blissfully, there is a glimmer of light appearing from the shadows, a distant end to this tunnel. and it's like i just got new walking shoes.

28 comments:

Kristina Streeter said...

I am SO happy for you! :) I know how badly and patiently you have wanted it and waited for this!!

mary kate said...

so happy for you!

Gwen Edwards said...

hooray! did it take some getting used to or were you able to use it right away? so happy this all worked out. best to you.

Jacqlyn said...

i'm so happy for you! and inspired by your positive spirit (:

Daydream Living said...

oh Courtney, I'm so glad for you! I've read about this years ago but did not knew for sure that it worked on everybody, so I'm glad to see it does!
I hope you will have a great Christmas and a healthy and happy 2012 honey!
Maureen xx

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I am so happy for you!

exsoloadsolem said...

wow!! Courtney, congratulations! best of wishes for the meadow saunters and snowy trudges that await, and hopes that you'll continue to share your adventures :)

Ana Magdalena said...

I am so happy for you :) congratulations.

Caroline said...

I am so thrilled for you over this. In my Teaching Exceptional Students class we touched very briefly on visual/hearing/speech impairments and I shared what you wrote about this amazing device and what little I know about how it works. I was surprised no one in my class, not even my professor, had heard of it - It seems like such a genius and inconspicuous little device.

What an amazing relief and reprieve this must bring you. :)

And thank you for your kind words regarding finals a week or so ago. Iron and Wine has been on repeat even more than usual these days.

Thisisme. said...

Like the others, I am so very pleased for you my dear friend Courtney. It must be like a little miracle for you! Blessings & hugs.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Courtney!! So excited for you! Cannot wait to hear what sort of wonders this works for you!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

Amber said...

Many congrats! I hope this brings you the relief you deserve.

Valerie said...

Courtney, it is so inspiring to see you embrace the path that God has shown to you, and that it has led you to this place. So glad for you!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Loved reading this :) With a sister and many friends with a hearing loss, I know the excitment this little miracle must bring to you.

Amylou said...

Congrats dear friend! I'm so excited for you!

ruthy ann said...

WOW! what an amazing thing? I had no idea it even existed. What a great blessing :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I hope this is a nice, scenic path for you filled with minor bumps and niches. When I saw the picture, I thought you wore hearing aids. I do, I have had them for 25 years due to a degenerative hearing loss. It gets worse and worse and I can barely hear without them. With them is so so...depending on if I am facing the person or source of sound. It is always an obstacle...24/7. But I have hope, as do you, that one day we will find the peace to communicate like everybody.

Happy Holidays to you, Robert and Pablo!

XO,
Jane

Gentri said...

Congratulations! :) You'll have to keep us updated on what you think of it!

kira said...

That is great, I hope it works wonderfully for you.

wildchild said...

i hope they continue to bring you this joy :)

ginanorma said...

Yes you understand the beauty of how devices and medications and such can help us, gradually over time they add to our journey and shape our spirits and build our character...., they teach us, if we allow.
thank you for sharing such a beautiful part of you
xoxo

Holli said...

This is so cool... I'm happy for you!

chambanachik said...

Congrats! So great. :)

Shalyn said...

I am so very happy for you, sweet friend! You are more than deserving of this!

Cara-Mia said...

I am so happy for you!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

thrilled for you Courtney! i can only imagine the changes this will create in your life and am elated something like this exists. wonderful news!!!! xo ♥

Sarah O'Holla said...

So happy for you Courtney! Can't wait to read more about it as your saunter continues.

kate said...

seeing this pictures makes my heart soar. my dear i remember you speaking of this beautiful little device and it has been in my prayers for you since i heard about it. i hope it brings all the comfort and relief you could ever dream of. i am so happuy for you!

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