President’s Message, August 24, 2015
Over the past several months, I have discovered the unique culture, practices and principles of the deaf community.
From my experience, they are
bold and shy,
strong and vunerable,
intense and involved,
broken and collected
misunderstood and knowledgeable
depressed and suppressed.
They display pain with humor,
Laugh with a freedom only known to them
Discounted from society yet deeply involved in their own
Comforting to each other
Cautious with strangers, and
It’s a tightly woven community with skills, insights and challenges all very unique.
I understand so very much more than I did a year ago, and I’m so happy I’ve had the opportunity to acquire new life long relationships.
I would like to invite you, too.
Thank you, friends!