Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Signing Time = FAMILY

I know the title doesn't really make sense but you'll understand why it really does. Family isn't blood relation anymore. When I was younger my aunts would fight over who was going to get me when I was out of school. But after I had my first child earlier in life than we expected I was no longer worth fighting for. After 2 of the 3 boys got dx'd as special needs my "family" seemed to drift apart more. But then we found www.signingtime.com and now we have a HUGE family. We came to www.signingtime.com to teach the boys ASL so that Jacob ho was nonverbal would be able to communicate with us. Little did we know but www.signingtime.com was going to give us a much bigger gift, which we will never be able to repay Rachel and everyone at www.signingtime.com . We started going to the wednesday night chats to ask questions and learn new things. Rachel then started using www.Twitter.com to let us keep track of her whereabouts and the random things she loves to tweet about. So then we started meeting more and more people and learning new things. But thanks to Twitter and www.signingtime.com we met Erin, Melissa Pam and many more who I consider some of my best friends. We are there for each other for anything day or night for ANYTHING some of us might never actually meet some of us might see eachother all the time. The one thing that amazes us is that even though our children's special needs is what brought us together in the begining that and www.signingtime.com its usually the farthest thing from our conversations. We are now family, we are the support system that we all need. I am so grateful for the relationships I have and proud to call all my signing time friends FAMILY!!
I lubs You Guys!
Rachel thank you so much for creating www.signingtime.com I don't know what we would have done if we wouldn't have found signingtime. You've help me create a WONDERFUL support system and a whole new family.


momtojesse said...

Awww thanks Megan. We lubs you too!

Joe and Leanna said...

Megan...I know what you mean! This whole group is great and makes it easy to laugh and feel like we have someone to lean on if we need it.

Dadgineer said...

Signing Times does amazing things as you mentioned... As for the Signing Time "family", they are a fun, goofy, loving, honest, proud, and all around great group. I like to think of myself as part of the extended family only because my wife is part of the Chat room posse' that meets everyweek on SigningTimes.com. Great Post! Pass the word on.

Charisse said...

What a great post!! I do not have a special needs child and only decided to use signing time to broaden my child's horizon and learning experience. I love the Wednesday chats and have now participated in three of them. All the people that I have met through that chat are wonderful women and men that I am truly glad to know.