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From:  Sign4baby
Date:  Thu May 21, 1998  4:56 pm
Subject:  Re: Introductions?

My turn......My name is Melissa, and I grew up here in Orange County CA. At
16 I moved to Oregon with my parents, finished high school, then joined the
air force. During my time in the air force is when I became a mother, and my
world changed! I now have three children, Jimmy 8, Josiah 6, and Miranda 3.
Miranda was born Deaf. My husband and I both have deafness in our families,
so it wasnt a shock. We are also foster parents to Deaf kids and hope one day
we will be able to adopt a Deaf child. We started ASL classes back in 95 and
have been taking turns attended the classes so the other parent can be home
with the kids. We have even hosted sign workshops in our home. We love the
language, and our new Deaf friends. I stumbled across the SignWriting home
page while searching for proof that ASL is what my daughter needed
educationally( the schools out here all use S.E.E.). I was so happy to find
it and Valarie is always so sweet and helpful. So now i am in the proccess of
learning to SignWrite, and teaching it to all three of my children. I
homeschool them. All three of my children are bright and a joy to teach. My
husband works very hard so that i can stay home and teach them. We feel very
lucky to be together. I have known my husband since i was 11 years old, when
we met at church youth camp. Well that is about my family in a nut shell.

I have a question..i am practicing SignWriting and trying to take my
daughters favorite books and write them in ASL, but i am such a sloppy writer!
Does anyone know if SignWriting rubber stamps are avalible? You know a stamp
for face..a stamp for handshape etc.?? I thnk it would really help to create
childrens books and allow the child to help make them too, and it would be fun
for making SignWriten posters for kids. Is there such a thing?

Thanks and nice to meet you all,

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