Thursday, June 26, 2014

Schools Out for Summer!

It is finally summer after a very long winter. 
I am now a 3rd grader.  Not sure where I am a 3rd grader at yet.  Hopefully it will be at Pennview though. We have to wait and see and if it is God’s Will we will be back to a place we now call HOME. 
Second grade was a great year.  I loved my teacher Mrs Smith.  I learned so much in second grade and if you remember she was a fifth grade teacher and moved to second grade.  I can tell  you for sure Mrs. Smith got way way more hugs this year in 2nd grade than she would have received in 5th grade.  I think she liked receiving all the hugs!  She also had to put up with a bunch of giggly girls that all became close friends. 
My dad got my sister and I Dorney tickets for our birthdays so we will be using them a lot this summer.  It is so fun there.  I am also going to read Harry Potter.
 If you remember when I was so sick in February with those kidney surgeries Art on Main decided to give me a little party when I felt better.  Mommy decided it best to wait til summer since the school year was crazy with me missing so much school.  This party is planned for next week.  Maxine and her husband Dave are such a great couple to have given this to me.  I am going to have the girls bring things for CHOP buckets instead of gifts for me to pay it forward.  It is going to be such a fun night!
Speaking of the buckets.  It will not be long til we deliver the July buckets.  We will be at CHOP for my ears birthday at the end of the month with at least 25 more buckets.
Last week I had my first dance recital.  I was nervous but I totally loved it.  I loved ballet the best.
Love, Morgan

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Silly sisters!

I had to share a picture of my silly sister Rylee.  She is my best friend.  When she isn't home I always want to go pick her up so we can play babies.  Rylee will bring me my ears in the morning so she can wake me up.  We love to watch Frozen together.  I just love having Rylee as my sister!  God gave me one silly best friend.

Some might wonder about my hearing verses Rylee's.  I am deaf due to connexin 26 and 30 gene mutation.  Rylee also carries the 26 connexin gene.  She is the same as my mommy.  My daddy carries the 30 gene and together the 26 and 30 made me deaf.  Rylee only carries the one gene so she could also have a deaf child someday if her husband would have the 26 gene.  Or even crazier if her husband would be the same as my Dad.  That would be like hitting the lottery but who knows, I would say I am the jackpot my Mom and Dad got.

Genetics are very hard to understand but it is amazing what two things in your DNA can do and maybe can not do to make you who you are.  Maybe someday I will have to study this.  For now, I am just me, Morgan, the happy little bucket giver!  Have a fun day and if  you have a sister or brother I hope you love them as much as I love mine.

Love, Morgan

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter! And Happy Birthday to my Ear!

As many of you know I have been as busy as the Easter bunny.  On Wednesday I delivered over 120 funny cakes! I enjoyed spending a couple minutes with most of you.  I wish I could have seen everyone.

  On Thursday we finished packing the buckets for CHOP.  I had to put stickers in the books and I also wrote my favorite bible verse in the book this time. I couldn't pick a short easy book to write, I had to pick Deuteronomy. We loaded the car up Thursday night so we could be at CHOP by 7:30.

I was disappointed when we got to the hospital though. They weren't working. Hopefully when I go in July I will get to see my nurses and their smiling faces.

Finally, Tomorrow is a very very special day. Happy Birthday to my ear!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

We're going to call this Fabulous Friday!

What a great day! I am going to tell you all about it. Mommy and I started out by picking Mommom up at 6:00am. They needed coffee so first stop was Dunkin. We had no traffic into Philly and arrived at 7:00. Perfect timing because we had two buckets to deliver. Our first bucket is actually there waiting for its new Mommy. Zoe is arriving to CHOP on 4/23. Our second bucket went to the cutest 3 year old boy. Kellan had heart surgery this week and wasn't feeling too good yet. Our little tiger was crying when I walked in. That made us all cry with him. But, when he saw Woofi he smiled!

We left their room and headed for my kidney ultrasound.  After that we had a 9:30 appt with my surgeon. I was nervous because the radiologist saw some white spots which mean stones. My Dr said everything looked good and he didn't think those white spots are anything to worry about. I do not have to go back for a year! Yippee!

Next stop.......Starbucks, my favorite place for a chocolate chip frappachino.

Onward to my family at the Clarke School for the Deaf! I love these teachers. I am where I am today because of them. They taught me how to listen, hear and speak. When you get an implant you don't just wake up and be able to hear. It takes lots and lots of therapy!  I stopped to give them a copy of the book I wrote. It was a special day at Clarke. It was grandparents day. I talked to all of them about the journey I have been on and gave them hope for the little ones that belong to them. They had to leave knowing their children are in good hands at Clarke.

It was such a great day from start to finish!