Personal Narrative: A Personal Experience In The Deaf Community

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Have you ever felt God call you to do something, and yet brush it aside as though it was meant for someone else? I became enchanted with American Sign Language in high school, when I befriended a Deaf group of students. I now realize I was fascinated by the language because, unbeknownst to me at that time, I am a visual and kinesthetic learner. Any time I saw Deaf people or Sign Language Interpreters in the community, I couldn't help myself but to watch them. By the time I was a mother of two I knew I wanted to be fluent in the language, although finding the time seemed out of the question. After four children and seventeen years of marriage the door to my future career was opened. My marriage had ended and I was responsible for providing a financially stable home for my children. …show more content…
That was eight years ago. With my skills I have been blessed to interpret for Heavenfest, Dare to Share, the Paralympic Games, not to mention numerous challenging situations that have arose. Since three of my four children have become adults and moved forward in their own lives, I have felt yet again the yearning to continue stretching myself. I knew when I graduated with an AAS degree that one day I would obtain a BA, I just didn't know which field it would be in. After much consideration and several conversations with CCU's advisor, Sarah, I have decided now is the time to accept my next challenge and pursue a BA in Communication Studies. I have learned through my life experiences that I will persevere with God's grace and find what He has set before me to continue serving

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