I am aware Cormac can hear. Yep, he hears. My deaf kid hears.
I am aware he is and has been for years above age level in school.
I am aware he was fully reading by the age of four.
I am aware his cochlear implants have made it possible for everyone in our family or everyone we know to communicate with him without my assistance.
I am aware he loves music.
I am aware he loves to talk and tell stories.
I am aware he no longer is a spectator in his own life with his brothers and he is part of the team.
I am aware he loves to goes to school every day and thrives!
I am aware of how hard he has worked to get to where he is today.
I am aware he makes it look easy when I know he has to work harder than other kids to appear the "typical" kid.
I am aware he loves his cochlear implants.
I am aware he knows he is deaf but it does not define him.
I am aware making the decision to have him implanted was the single best decision I have ever made in my life.
I am aware anything is possible for him and he has NO LIMITS.
I am aware of how amazing Ciaran and Colin have been in the entire process. They are his best supporters and biggest helpers.
I am aware Cormac is surrounded by children all day who love him. His classmates are just amazing and he is blessed to have them.
But what I am mostly aware of is even though we are over six years in Cormac's journey not a single day goes by when I am not stopped in my tracks by something just amazing. He says something or does something and marvel at it. I am aware the miracle of cochlear implants never, ever gets old!