Family, Friends, and Elvis – Lipreading Mom’s Year in Pictures (Part 1)

In appreciation of your support over this past year, I thought it would be fun to reflect on 2012 highlights from Lipreading Mom. Presenting the first half of this blog’s and my year in pictures…

In February, a caravan of friends and family drove with me to Atchison, Kansas, at my speaking event for the first-ever Grace & Girlfriends women's retreat. Live captioning was provided by volunteer/friend Donna (kneeling, front). Do you spot Lipreading Mom standing on tiptoes in the back?

In February, a caravan of friends and family drove with me to Atchison, Kansas, at my speaking event for the first-ever Grace & Girlfriends women’s retreat. Live captioning was provided by volunteer/friend Donna (kneeling, front). Do you spot Lipreading Mom standing on tiptoes in the back?

Volunteer Vicki provided captions for my April Grace & Girlfriends event in St. Joseph, Missouri. Typing fingers are a blessing.

Volunteer Vicki provided captions for my April Grace & Girlfriends event in St. Joseph, Missouri. Typing fingers are a blessing.

While on a family trip to Graceland this spring, I heard Elvis' magnificent voice crystal-clear, thanks to facility-wide looping and captioning.

While on a family trip to Graceland this spring, I heard Elvis’ magnificent voice crystal-clear, thanks to facility-wide looping and captioning.

The first-ever Deaf Women's Tea was held in Kansas. My table mates consisted of sign language interpreters, Kansas School for the Deaf staff...and my darling little girl. This was my first experience with having a sign language interpreter devoted strictly to communicating with me.

The first-ever Deaf Women’s Tea was held in Kansas. My table mates consisted of sign language interpreters, Kansas School for the Deaf staff…and my darling little girl. This was my first experience with having a sign language interpreter devoted strictly to communicating with me.

A record crowd attended the local Hearing Loss Association of America Picnic in late spring. This is only a third of the group from that day. (Lipreading Mom stood behind the camera.)

A record crowd attended the local Hearing Loss Association of America Picnic in late spring. This is only a third of the group from that day. (Lipreading Mom stood behind the camera.)

Mother's Day 2012...I'm surrounded by my three gifts.

Mother’s Day 2012…I’m surrounded by my three gifts.

What Are Highlights from Your Year?

Be watching after Christmas for the second half of pictures. In the meantime, I’d love to read your year’s highlights. Please share them with me in the Comments below.

From the deepest part of my heart, I want to thank you for sharing this Lipreading Mom journey with me. Until next time…have a very Merry Christmas!

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3 thoughts on “Family, Friends, and Elvis – Lipreading Mom’s Year in Pictures (Part 1)

  1. Shanna, this is so wonderful!!! I am thrilled at how God is using your giftedness. Sorry I have yet to join you in your “chats”, not sure how to go about doing that, not technical at all. Would love to become more a part of this with you!!!

  2. Pingback: Girl Scouts, Switched at Birth, and Deaf Pioneers – Lipreading Mom’s Year in Pictures (Part 2) « Lipreading Mom

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