Tomorrow we are giving the students a writing prompt about something bad in their life that turned out good. I started thinking about this prompt so that I can share an example with them tomorrow. I think I will talk about when I found out my son was deaf. I was devastated because my mom is also deaf and I see how difficult her life has been. I didn’t want that for him. However, things have changed so much in the last couple of decades and the technology available for deaf people has made connectedness so much easier. Things are not at all what I expected for my son, and he is able to do almost anything that hearing kids can do. So much different than my mom’s experience or what I expected. Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know and there can be many more resources and solutions that you ever thought possible.
Your turn: write about something that you initially thought was bad but that turned out to be good in the end.