I got this shirt for Jazzie last year. When I saw it, I just thought it was so appropriate for her. However, last year she would not wear it. She thought it was "too embarrassing", because it was too big. This year on the other hand, it fits her nicely and when Jazzie saw it in her closet earlier today, she wanted to wear it.
I talked a little bit to Jazzie about why I thought this shirt was so perfect for her. When I first found out that Jazzie was deaf, I didn't think she would ever talk. Then, after she received her cochlear implants, I wasn't sure how well she was going to talk.
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that Jazzie would end up speaking so clearly that people don't even realize she is deaf upon meeting her.
I hope that Jazzie understands how proud I am of her. This shirt may just be a cute/funny shirt to her, but when I see her wearing it I am filled with pride and amazement at how much she has accomplished.