Being a mother is one of the most amazing things a woman can do. In those first few months of their baby’s life, a mother goes through a variety of emotions and is overcome with joy by every new thing that the baby does. But sometimes, we take those moments for granted.
When Christy Keane and her husband welcomed baby Charlotte into the world, they discovered the sad news that their new baby was completely deaf. There was no reason why and neither Christy or her husband had a history of hearing loss in the family. While it was shocking news, the couple adapted and they were okay with it, as they loved their baby girl just the same.
The thing that Christy was sad about was the fact that baby Charlotte didn’t get the chance to hear her mother welcome her into the world and she never heard her sing her to sleep. But, the thing that was the hardest for Christy to get over was the fact that Charlotte never heard her say ‘I Love you.’
Charlie, who is now only a few months old, is too young for cochlear implants, but the doctors were able to fit her with hearing aids and it didn’t take long for her to recognize her mom’s voice.
“We had our miracle moment that I have been praying for when Char got her hearing aids today,” said Christy in a Facebook post. “We didn’t think she would hear anything so this was more incredible than I can put into words!”
She explained on Instagram, “Imagine our surprise and delight when she gave us such heartfelt emotion.”
In the touching video that has gone viral, you can witness baby Charlotte hearing her mother’s voice for the first time and it’s obvious her emotions are connecting with the sound. She makes several different facial expressions as Christy talks to her, but it’s not until Christy says “I love you,” that Charlotte looks like she is overcome with emotion and on the verge of tears.
The video has received more than 10 million views, 200,000 shares and is proving that love can be felt in many different senses. Commenters shared their praise for Christy and baby Charlotte…
“You can see the baby smile and realize it’s hearing voices for the first time. Ah such a precious little creature.”
“Maybe it’s just me but it looks as if this baby understands what its mommy is saying. I mean just look at how when Charly’s mom says something, Charly responds with just the right facial expression. It’s fascinating to see. Also, this is emotional, for all of us.”
And babies and moments have a way of melting the hearts of even the hardest…
“I thought I’ve become stone cold after dealing with the bullshit of this life, but after seeing this video, my heart melted. The reaction is so pure. God bless you and your baby! I wish you a wonderful life!”
Hopefully, this video will offer hope to parents who are in the same type of situation.