At the end of February last year, I posted about my crash course in sign language. It began out of necessity, and a desire to learn. It has grown into a passion, and a hunger to learn more.
In the fourth grade we had a music teacher whose name escapes me. She was one of my favorite teachers. She taught us a few basic signs to use when singing some of our songs. From that point forward, I wanted to learn sign. Unfortunately, we didn’t live in a community that had a lot of deaf people. As the years passed, I picked up a few signs here and there, but still could not have communicated with a deaf person any better than I could with Spanish speaking people.
Now, my life has changed. I have learned sign out of necessity and am to the place where I can interpret sermons at church with just a few mistakes. Have I mentioned that I love it that I can now sign basically what I have just typed above almost as well as I could speak it?
I have decided to start taking courses at my local university to help me become more fluent, and I have searched out many excellent resources on the internet. I love sign, and I am truly hungering to learn all that I can about this beautiful language.