Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Actions Speak Louder than Words...

Kyle and I had the privilege to attend our friend's wedding this past weekend. Cassandra and Josh met their freshman year of college and dated throughout school. We were so excited to be apart of their special day. Cassandra has some hearing loss related issues and wears hearing aides. Her father, has a more severe hearing loss and primarily signs- I am not sure the official extent on any of this. So at this wedding, which was beautiful, there was an interpreter for the family and guests. This was really cool!!

So enough of the back story. Cassandra's dad walked her down the aisle, to many glistening tears. She was absolutely radiant. Then as he gave her away he turned to sit with his wife. Cassandra signed, I love you, but he didn't see. She grabbed his arm, and he didn't feel her. As he sat down, she kept her eyes focused on him and signed to her mom to get his attention. Then as he looked up, she signed I LOVE YOU with the strongest emotion I think could ever be displayed between a child and parent.

This moment truly brought me to tears. What a special connection and bond spoken through such a simple action.
In the above picture, it is the father daughter dance. With an interpreter singing and dancing the lyrics. It was probably the coolest thing I have ever seen.

So here's the point:
Have you had any moments where actions spoke to you recently?

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful Maddie!! My mom always loves my children with all that she has... all the time. There is something special about watching your mom interact with your children. Her actions scream "I LOVE YOU!!"