Thursday, March 22, 2012

Like the rain.......

Wow! So much has gone on and I've been bad to keep up on here. So sorry! I did have my 2nd ear activated, and I posted the link to that. It's hard to explain it, it's just a crazy sensation. I now have 'stereo sound' and it's an adjustment in itself. Lol. We have had some incredible storms lately, and being able to sit and listen to the thunder, the rain, and the wind has been incredible. Sloan and I have laid in bed at night and just listened. He told me the other day that even though he's been with me for 12 years and has experienced everything I've experienced, every struggle, every heartache, etc. Everything has a new meaning now and a new beauty for him. Watching me experience life anew has changed his perspective on many things. Thousands of complete strangers, people like YOU have said the same thing. Thanks for 'cheering' me on during this journey :)

Switching gears now.......A documentary film crew flew in for the activation and spent several days here. It was a group of 3 men, 2 from Cali, one from NY. They were an awesome group. When you find out you're going to have strangers in your home for a few days, it's always a little nerve wracking. Not even gonna lie. So far, everyone that has spent time with us, has been great. I think we connected with these guys the most so far though. They were just really nice and down to earth. We took them one night to see our friend's band (Josh Weathers Band) and they really seemed to enjoy that. We also had a party one night and we had them over for that, everyone really enjoyed meeting them and they seemed to enjoy themselves. They did interviews and did a bang up job on those..........they asked great questions and took lots of pictures. I'm excited to see the end result! You never realize how much work goes into a project like that until you experience it firsthand. These men flew across the U.S. to spend a few days with us, filmed footage like crazy, took a million photographs, and will go home and edit and cut and do their awesome work for a short film. It's humbling for someone to do that just to show your 'story'. I'll keep you all posted on the outcome and when you can see it.

As for what I'm enjoying most at this moment.............MUSIC! I get the full spectrum of it now and it's amazing. People constantly ask what I listen to, well as of right now my top 'play lists' are Dustin Kensrue, Abigail Washburn, Josh Weathers, Adele, 80's music (Bad Company, Stevie Ray Vaughn, etc.), The Judds (Ha), and a million others. I am learning more and more that I really have eclectic tastes in music! Makes sense........I have always been an eclectic person in general :) I kidnap Sloan's I Pod constantly and plug it into the thingy in our kitchen and blast music while cleaning or just doing stuff. The girls have always loved it when their Daddy blasts music and they all dance and go crazy. It's sort of a daily routine around here, except now I can really join in and enjoy.

Other exciting news??? We planted our garden :) We've had tons of rain recently and the garden is loving it! Got lil sprouts coming up and I'm enjoying not having to water it ;) In other 'lil sprouts' news, we also have baby rabbits. We breed and raise Californian meat rabbits, and one Momma had her babies last weekend. Another Momma is due this weekend. We also have Lovebirds, and they have laid eggs that are due to hatch next week if they are fertile. We shall see. Everything is growing, being born, and changing colors. Spring has definitely sprung around here!

I oftentimes have a hard time blogging because I think "People don't want to hear about my everyday boring life". So, I'm gonna try something new.............If you are interested in asking me a question or sending me a 'survey' of sorts, hit me up! I promise to do better about blogging. Send me your questions, survey, etc. and I'll answer it(them) and post it here!

Hope all of you have a great day!

Much love,


P.S. The photo above is a 'sneak peek' at the pictures our new friend Luis Pena took. He's an awesome photographer!!!


  1. The pleasure was all ours! From the rabbit gumbo to Josh's Whitney Houston cover to finding an amazing home at the end of the world, I can't even describe what an incredible time we all had. THANK YOU!!!

    We'll keep you posted on the documentary progress and please keep in touch!

    Also, I showed my fiance some youtube clips of Josh Weathers, and we're now seriously want to hire him and the band for either our wedding in France or wedding reception back in NY.

    Lotsa luv,

  2. Sarah,

    I've just recently found your blog and everything makes me so grateful. Grateful for you that you are reminding everyone of the small joys in life that make it what it is and grateful that I am able to experience all of this with you.

    Thank you.

    Support from UTAH!

  3. I wrote about you and your video in my AP English research paper on cochlear implants. I hope you don't think that's weird.
    I think you're great.
    I have a question... Did you speak in ASL before getting implants? Or were you more of the lipreading/oralism type?

  4. Hi Sarah,

    Thank YOU so much for sharing this whole adventure with us. Seeing the comment above from Trace really made me smile. When you were describing the film crew visiting - I thought to myself, "I'll bet that crew had the most positive time of their lives." :-)

    I've played your first video many times and still share it every chance I get. Your story is amazing, but the really great surprise is to find out how amazing You, Sloan, family and friends are. You writing style is so clear and comfortable and your ability to mix serious stuff with humor really spotlights your spirit.

    As a techie, I am thrilled that the Internet allowed us all to "ride along with you" on this. As a husband I just melted when you described Sloan and You sharing *everything* - sharing anything with my Bride (Marilyn) Always seems better than the same anything by myself. :-)

    Love and Joy to You and your Family!

    - Frank

  5. Sarah, your stories not bored me, really because I learn, I can compare the differences between American culture and Spain culture. Few days ago, a friend of you (keep her anonymity) explained me by facebook, the difference between theater and cinema here in America, you can check it , and I like it. Apologize me if I bored you with my comments (I send you much comments).

    I believe that you are a great person because you share your experiences, you have feelings,you have a lot of friends,... So, nice to meet you Sarah.

  6. Welcome to the world of the hearing, stereo girl!

    What we take for granted, you are now experiencing as a new gift. Are we less grateful, because we grew up with four movable limbs, two eyes, two ears, a mouth and a nose?

    The five senses have come full circle for you now.

    Enjoy the new life.

    And thank Ellen.


  7. Oi meu nome é Talita Arruda, sou do Brasil. Assisti seu vídeo no You Tube e me emocionei muito com ele. Parabéns pela conquista. Te desejo tudo de bom.
    Que Deus te abençoe muito!!

  8. I just saw your video on WretchedNetwork and am totally blown away, I had to post it of course on one of my blogs, because I was blown away and more people need this kind of blowing away:) I am blessed to know you are saved!! God is good, and even though I don't know you, I am so happy for you!! God Bless you!!!
    Here is the verse that I put with your video on my blog: 1 Cor. 2:9 But as it is written:

    “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
    Nor have entered into the heart of man
    The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.

    Your video through Wretched is up on my site here in case you were just wonderin' :)
    Blessings to you!- Gary

  9. Sarah,

    You literally are my idol :) Your life story is just absolutely amazing!

    I'm 14 years old and what you write and the videos you upload to YouTube are absolutely amazing to me :)

  10. This is so amazing! I am thrilled for you and happy you are hearing and experiencing 'new' things.


  11. Iam very happy to hear you now that I want you to enjoy this tweet

  12. You are truly an inspiring woman Sarah! May God bless you in all you do! It is indescribable for me, being able to hear my entire life, to imagine how beautiful and precious it must be for you to hear your husband and children's laughter and voices for the first time... I wish only the best for you and your family hun! Keep putting your story out into this world & keep Jesus & his mighty love alive through your amazing spirit that most definitely radiates through my cell phone screen! :)
    Much Love,
    ~ Laurel Krystal ~
    {Philippians 4:13}