Monday, November 11, 2013

Deaf School In Denver!!

How exciting!!  They will have a new Deaf school in Denver, Colorado.  I have to add the link so you can click it to see it!    Please pass it on!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Hannah is so amazing and is always amazing.  She is a grown woman. I'm so proud of her and she is always my little girl in my heart.  I feel the same way for my oldest one, Tamra.  She's a mother of two.  She is a great mother.  They also write poems on my blog. Please feel free to read their poems by Tami and Hannah. 


H...helping every living creature,
O...opening up your heart to God,
P...praying for those in need,
E...everyone has a reason to live,
S...simply enjoy your blessings!

Written by Hannah

Happy Harvest

As Harvest comes before you know
The moon casts its golden glow as you see
The leaves full of color to dance the way
as you walk through and enjoy the scene
Children laugh at the carved pumpkins
glowing by the candles bring you a smile
Then pumpkin pies will be made from these
the smell of them is on a passing breeze
Apples are ready to be picked from the trees
Seeing them piled in the baskets is a joy
The apple crisp will be made from these
the smell of them is on a passing breeze
The ripe harvest in the fields can be fun
and you catch the delighted smell of cooking
pies and apple crisp in a breezing evening!

written by Deb Ann

The photo of pumpkins by wishymom
and the photo of apples by jellybeanjill13

My favorite turkey dressing and cranberry sauce

Cranberry Sauce
One cup packed brown sugar
one cup orange juice
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
2 teaspoons grated grated orange peel
Heat brown sugar and orange juice to boiling over medium heat, stirring fregquently. Boil about five minutes.
Stir in cranberries. Heat to boiling. Boil about five minutes, stirring frequently, until cranberries are popped and mixture has thickened. Stir in orange peel.
Cover; refrigerate about three hours or until chilled.
Six servings ... 1/4 cup per serving

Turkey Stuffing 
1 to 2 stucks butter
4 to 6 large sticks of celery, chopped
one large red onion, chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
two 8 oz can water chestnuts, chopped
4 green apples, chopped in cubes
lots of pepper,
lots of garlic,
salt to taste,
lots of Italian seasoning
one loaf of your favorite bread
In the skillet pan, melt the butter. Add celery, onion, parsley, and seasonings...saute. When onions are clear add water chestnuts and apples. Simmer on low heat. Then pour over the bread crumbs and stir until well mixed together. You can add some water or chicken broth to it.

You all have a Great Thanksgiving Day, Deafread bloggers, vloggers, and readers!

ASL is a beautiful language .    Deb Ann


ASL awakens in your life and starts to blossom without hesitating.
ASL is the most beautiful language you ever have experienced.
ASL is like crashing and smashing in your hands it stands for all the meaning of natural signing.
ASL is the right key to open Deaf’s world. (Deaf can be deaf, HOH, hearing loss, and ones with Cochlear Implants)
ASL is NEVER extinct.
ASL is a true flight of fancy!
ASL is giving a clear visual impression when signed.
ASL is a healthy tool to use!
ASL is an image present in the mind without any problem.
ASL is just perfect in every way!
ASL is naturally knowledgeable.
ASL is a natural language.
ASL is like moving and rising in your hands the way it shows all the pictures.
ASL NEVER fades away!
ASL opens your inner world to communicate.
ASL is a potential language.
ASL never Quits even if they try to keep you from knowing ASL.
ASL reflects everywhere!
ASL stays forever!
ASL is like tumbling and rumbling to move all the beautiful feeling in an inspiration.
ASL is the language that upholds in every way!
ASL will NEVER be vanishing because it is gifted by God!
ASL weaves all the words into storytelling.
ASL xings everywhere!
ASL HARDLY yields in any way!
ASL is the best tool to explore into everything with ZEAL!
It's written by Deb Ann

It was also posted in 2007.   Happy Deafread! Keep posting! 

Deb Ann

What Do We Love About Deafread?

What do we love about Deafread:
Does our delight reside in things?
Or are the exciting Deaf/deaf/HOH vlogs or blogs in Deafread?
The real thing that Deafhood brings us together.
No matter where we are from or what our background are.

It’s seeing those we enjoy,
And sharing with our experiences and emotions, too.
Appreciating people who bring us joy.
Cool people just like you! 

by Deb Ann 

It was posted in 2007.   I'm really glad that it stays!  Happy Deafread! Keep posting!

I Cannot Thank Deafread Enough!

I’m not sure what you think,
how you feel,or why you agree or agree to disagree
on any matters what it shows on Deafread,
only believe there’s no doubt that
Deafread welcomes you to be a part of the community
whether if they’re on the same page,
or they have debates over the matters.
I cannot thank Deafread enough
for giving us the opportunity to
learn many and many more issues
in the way it brings us great prosperity
to acknowledge, so be glad and be thankful!

Cheers to a new year and another opportunity
for us to make it better! ~Deb Ann

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Fall brings the moving music in your eyes
Leaves change color in the air
Leaves dance in autumn
The river shines mistily

All sparkled into your eyes.

by Deb Ann

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Psalms 11:1-4 is my favorite verse

Psalm 11:1-4
Psalm 11
For the choir director: A psalm of David.

New Living Translation (NLT)
I trust in the Lord for protection.
So why do you say to me,
    “Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety!
The wicked are stringing their bows
    and fitting their arrows on the bowstrings.
They shoot from the shadows
    at those whose hearts are right.
The foundations of law and order have collapsed.
    What can the righteous do?”
But the Lord is in his holy Temple;
    the Lord still rules from heaven.
He watches everyone closely,
    examining every person on earth.

Me:   It's in me.  That is how I got out of my DV relationship.  Now I'm a DV survivor.  I'm not ashamed , but I'm completed because God walks by me at a whole time.   Look at the verse 4.  Everything in God's control and He judges.  

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Being free is being happy!!


I am no longer to the cage.

I'm free!

I'm happy!

Being free is being happy!!

Written by Deb Ann

My photo- copy right.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Better Me

Yea, I am a survivor.
 I don't deserve to stay.
Called to move on. 

Who was it? Jesus. 
I was hurt not being me.
I know I had to.

Moved out for good. 
Forgive me for letting out.
I need the better me.

The whole forgiveness. 
Him, Me, our relationship.
A new beginning.

A new chapter begins.
Able to grow in the Christ. 
Without blocking me. 

It has to be done.
a bittersweet, healing process.  
Love, Hope, Joy, faith, grow. 

Written by Deb Ann

my grandson!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I am posting this poem of truth by a DV victim... the enablers of the abuser had the poem removed from the victim's FB wall, trying to hide truth, to protect the abuser. My duty to make truth VISIBLE for her sake, for the victims of domestic violence, to give an idea what she and other victims/survivors have gone through. Karen~ 

I’ve had it all.
A husband.
Beautiful Children.
A house with backyard and long front porch.
A loyal dog.
A teaching job that I loved.
A bi-weekly paycheck with health insurance and retirement plan.
Two vehicles.
A large Deaf community.
I’ve had it all.
Over time, things changed.
The husband was supposed to be someone I trusted. He shuffled between our home to someone else’s home. Three divorce papers were served in three years.
Beautiful children turned into terrified children.
A house turned into a haven of ongoing abuse.
The dog was used as a leverage to my emotional and mental abuse. I was forced to hand him the dog as part of the property division agreement in divorce.
I was not doing a good job as a teacher. I was called into my supervisor’s office several times for my poor performance. I cried a lot. I jumped every time VP rang. I cringed every time I received his text. I eventually left my job with tremendous support of my colleagues.
My paycheck was monitored by him religiously. He took some money stating it was for “summer vacation.” That money was never seen again.
The vehicles remained mine and his.
The Deaf community went silent.
Family became enemies.
Circle of friends became smaller. Some avoided me out of fear and confusion. Some stayed. “He didn’t do anything to me.” “I don’t know what to do.” “I hope you are okay.”

Two years later.
I’ve had it all.
No husband.
Beautiful children.
An apartment, 3rd floor.
A new puppy.
No job.
Government financial assistance program without a retirement plan.
One vehicle.
A wonderful Deaf community, different state and city.
I’ve had it all.

Courage was all I needed.