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GUEST POST: THROUGH ROSE COLORED GLASSES AND BIONIC EARS!

Do you know what happens when women build each other up? MAGIC happens. WALLS crumble and women really start LIVING. I pray that whoever reading this would know how truly precious you are to JESUS. That you would discover your true worth in Him and live the life you were created for…This heartwarming story will melt your heart.πŸ’•

Look at these beautiful souls. Picture Perfect!Let’s welcome our beautiful GUEST BLOGGER: STEPHANIE S. PALAZZO

STEPHANIE S. PALAZZO is a 36 year old single mom and a native of Rhode Island, USA. She is a Licenced Mental Health Clinician with 15 years work experience. She has her Master’s Degree in Agency Counseling and currently practices her work in a private group. She is a proud mother to a beautiful little girl, Valentina, who was diagnosed at 29 months old with severe to profound deafness. She is a marathon runner and currently planning to run her 5th marathon. She firmly believes in the power of prayer and that God gives us what He knows we can handle. She documents their journey in an all encompassing blog, an attempt to reach out to as many readers as possible so that she can bring peace, love and hope to others. : https://wordpress.com/view/asinglemomanddaughtersjourneyofhearinglossandnavigatinglife.com

The Lord replied, β€œMy child, I would never leave you. During your times of trial when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

There are moments in time, when the tic on the clock stops without warning. Moments resembling time lapse photography; words streaming as quickly as they did slowly. Words perceived as an abstract expressionism. Initial chaos, later unveiling an array of emotions.

04.12.2018 – One day shy of 29 months old marks our journey into the realm of hearing loss, hearing aids and cochlear implantation. β€œThis may come as a shock to you,” carefully stated by the Audiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. Silence overcame the room as I stared blankly into her eyes. For those eyes spoke a tale that I had never read, but recognized as if I’d reached the final page.

β€œI am not sure how to say this, however, your daughter can not hear you.” As I glanced over at my daughter playing with toys, I thought for sure the tiny 8×5 room may be symbolic of Noah’s Arc. As I quickly realized a storm was approaching, I had wondered if my ship was built to carry us through to reproduce our new life. A life we had not planned for.

So, I began building our Arc, learning quickly how to navigate and welcome in all of those whom sail with us along the way. Diagnosed with Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Valentina’s right ear tested moderate/severely deaf with severe/profound deafness in her left ear. After further testing, and a trial of hearing aids, I was told that if I wanted Valentina to have access to sound and produce spoken language, cochlear implant surgery was the only option.

My only child can not hear me. What does this mean? Why? Why did God choose Valentina and I as her mother? How am I supposed to be the Captain of our Arc without a copilot? Has she heard me whisper β€œI love you” while rocked to sleep?

β€œGod promises to make something good out of the storms that bring devastation to your life.” – Romans 8:28

Emotions felt like tidal waves, crashing against our shore. Salty raindrops, otherwise known as tears, streamed. Following 4 long and short months following diagnosis I held my child in the operating room. As I held the anesthesia over her mouth, cradling and restraining her strong fight in my arms, I prayed to my Papa Baldie; our Guardian Angel who passed when I was 8 weeks pregnant. A man whose spirit came to visit us in the weeks following surgery, certainly a sign from God. A reminder we are never alone.

My daughter may never forget to fear the damage water may have upon her β€œearrings” as she refers to her hearing devices, however she has learned how to dance in the rain. Raincoats, perhaps, are overrated. Some risks are worth taking. Rain that once poured upon our skin have left rainbows arched by angels. Prayer, hope and resiliency engulfs our spirit, creating wings soaring us higher than our sunflowers grew tall. Together we can fly.

β€œAnd we know in all things God works for the good of those who love him,..who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28

Together, we honor the blessings of God, Bionic Ears, ASL and pause to view the world through Rose Colored Glasses. Together, we pray our journey, most days a comedy act, may bring hope, support, humor, love and strength to parents, children and others in need of some uplifting hope. Life is best served by helping to serve others. We are strengthened by using experience and wisdom to benefit those who may be wondering how to move forward. Together, Valentina and I have more than enough love and strength to help you find peace amongst your struggles. β€œKnock and the door will be opened to you” – Matthew 7:7

Friends, consider it real joy when we face trials of all kinds because in this testing of our faith produces perserverance. Our faith is strengthened, matured and completed. I have never met Stephanie and her daughter Valentina but my heart does. They are AMAZING! Encourage Stephanie below – and gift her true words about who she is. You never know what ripple effect your words might have. Let’s also extend some love and hugs to all those who may need it today. Good words have power… And is so needed. Amen! God bless.πŸ’•

Please follow Stephanie blog/journey: https://wordpress.com/view/asinglemomanddaughtersjourneyofhearinglossandnavigatinglife.com

Blessings and Love. ..πŸ˜ŠπŸ™β€

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109 thoughts on “GUEST POST: THROUGH ROSE COLORED GLASSES AND BIONIC EARS!

  1. This was a beautiful article. I am reminded of how God can make any situation beautiful. Thank you for allowing us to get a glimpse into your beautiful soul. Your daughter has a beautiful and anointed example of walking strongly no matter what. Women are supposed to encourage one another. There was a time in my life I was so isolated. I am happy to say God has given me the most courageous and beautiful souls to be a part of my life. Thank you for reaffirming God’s goodness even during a storm. May God bless you!

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  2. So glad she is doing great.

    On Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 10:35 PM The Godly Chic Diaries wrote:

    > The Godly Chic Diaries posted: “Do you know what happens when women build > each other up? MAGIC happens. WALLS crumble and women really start LIVING. > I pray that whoever reading this would know how truly precious you are to > JESUS. That you would discover your true worth in Him and live t” >

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  3. Stephanie, you are a precious gift from God and He knows that you are strong and through whatever trials you may go through, He knows that you will be a shining example of hope for others with your sweet spirit. Your mother’s love shines through you everyday as she watches you grow and you strengthen her, as well, with your willingness to accept life’s challenges. You may not understand this now, but you will as you grow older and wiser. God bless you and your wonderful mom who is so loving and supportive to you.

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  4. Thank you, Stephanie, for sharing your story. It’s so refreshing and uplifting to see how you and Valentina are handling this hard challenge. In fact, your let’s-do-this spirit, is a challenge to others, to see that having a challenge does not equal having a hard time.
    Having a CI will help Valentina so much and together I’m sure you will both build a wonderful life.
    God bless you both!

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  5. Hey! This was so lovely!!! Thank You for sharing!!! And Stephanie, Thank You for sharing, as well!!! Your strength and faith are just as beautiful as You Two are!!! So sweet. And Lovely Junaisha, just to let You know I tried (numerous times) clicking both the links to Stephanie’s site and it took me back to my site…strange. Onto my add a new post page. Guessing there is some glitch and it may be taking everyone back to their own? I dunno. Sending huge hugs You way!!! God Bless all of You!!! πŸ€—πŸ™πŸΌβ€οΈπŸŒΌπŸ˜Š

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  6. Amen so touching. Thanks for sharing .

    As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
    Proverbs 27:17 NLT

    As the body of Christ, we forget that part of our job is to sharpen other brothers and sisters in Christ so that the flame in their hearts, put there by the Holy Spirit, continues to burn. And hopefully it will not be able to be contained in their lives. But in this non- judgmental, relative truth world in which we live makes this more and more difficult. Fear replaces caring concern to speak truth into each others’ lives. Fear keeps Christians from sharpening others.

    God Bless You so Richly β€πŸ€—πŸ˜‡

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