Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Joshua's Journeys #22- Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

As we have been putting up Christmas decorations and listening to Christmas music I stop and smile each time I hear the song "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" the oldies version. Last year when we had both boys home we would often have dance parties in our kitchen. Daddy and I would take our turns with each of the boys dancing around, singing, and being goofs. We weren't sure initially of Josh's hearing, so it became important for me to play music and dance so he could feel the rhythm and the beat of the music. Once we found out he had profound hearing loss in both ears I was glad that we had already taken steps to allow him to feel vibrations, understand balance (or lack there of) with movement, and just enjoy family time. Some of our best memories are the five of us (Java was always there jumping around too) dancing in the kitchen together.


Christy said...

Thanks for sharing the good times that no one but you guys know about. I've only seen dance parties to children's religious music!

Crystal M. said...

I love that, I dance with Eva A LOT! Very sweet.

amy and mighty max said...

Love the dance parties! And I bet Mr. Josh did too! :)

(I will always, always remember my very first dance with Max. He was three months old and in between needing life support and were able to give me a long enough oxygen tube...it was awesome!!!)