As some of you may know, I am taking ASL and am part of the ASL Club. This week we had a deaf panel where we could ask them any sort of questions ad they would answer them. There were a lot of different type of deaf people. We had a woman that went deaf in her 30's, a person hard of hearing, a person who was deaf when born, a deaf person who had an implant for him to hear, and a person who learned ASL once born since his older brother was deaf. It was interesting the different view points that they had because of their backgrounds. It was neat to see that none of them feel restricted by their lack of hearing. One interesting thing that I learned was how deaf people give blessings. They start the blessing with their hands upon their head, sign the person's name with one hand and then take both hands off and sign the blessing for the person to see. They put their hands back on the head to end the blessing. They said that is the general way they do all ordinances, it has to start and end with the hands in the correct spot.
Well, that is all I can think of right now. Charles and I are having lots of fun and are doing great.