My Loved One and I went for our walk tonight, in the park by our house, hoping to hear some owls. While we are walking and talking about our day, he stops and says, “Hear that?” It took me several times, but then I heard it. Coyote barking.
Now some people remember their baby’s first steps, or first word. I will remember the first time I heard the phone ring, a coyote, or the time I walked in the dark and heard my Loved One without having to lip-read.
Everyday is a new adventure, whether I go looking for cool coffee shops in town or figuring out what I can hear now. The biggest adventure is my new life, being awake and sober.