…if you just smile ♥

I loved today. Even though it is a day of sadness and rememberance of 9.11 – even though I shed tears – I felt truly grateful to be alive.

It is almost a year since I gained Deafhood. Almost six years since I married. Almost many things. But today when I received the manuscript for my first book from my Publisher, ready for worldwide release, all of my other problems faded from my mind.

It was very hard re-reading many parts of my book. I got angry. I cussed out loud many times at memories of a time gone by which almost killed me. But it didn’t. Here I am, still breathing, still writing and still planning my future.

I am profoundly Deaf, yet today I hear music. Playing over and over in my mind is one of my all time favourite songs.

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It plays and it plays, yet my stomach ulcer continues to burn. So tonight, I did something unthinkable…. I smiled as it continued to play.

I have so many things to be thankful for, and that one smile stopped the burning.

To all of the people who have touched my life, whether good or bad, I thank you for making me who I am today… because today I smiled.

– Rosie xx

 

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