Saturday, January 7, 2012

Wool Socks and a Messy House Kind of Love

Today I took a walk alone in the center of Grosseto.
I people-watched and had an espresso.
I breathed in a little of that fresh winter air and for the first time felt a part of the whole Italian thing.
Three years ago, I woke up in the middle of the center of Grosseto and thought, "What the hell am I doing here?"
And now, I know.

For now.
The beauty of "for now" is that it is not necessarily "forever".
But it can still be a happily ever after.

Jordan is starting a new school on Monday. His teachers and the school administration have helped us to be able to make the smoothest transition possible.
People who read this blog helped me to help my son.
Now, it's up to Jordan.
He's tall and wears a size 13 shoe.
It's time for him to flex his brain.

Yesterday, a surprise article popped up in an audiology online journal. A journalist had written a story about our forum and how there is a place for support online in Italy. Last week the forum joined forces with an initiative to offer support to a school for the Deaf with habilitation resources in the Congo. We will be sending hearing aids to the people responsible for managing the school. Today an article came out in Italy about a woman who is taking legal action to not pay her television bill, because the programs are not close-captioned. I contacted the lawyer responsible...maybe we can help.

Yep, tomorrow this nice, Jewish girl from Pikesville will take down her Christmas tree in Tuscany.


1 comment:

Karen Putz said...

It's about growth... it's about the journey. :)