Deaf Baby Hears Mommy Sing Lullaby For The Very First Time

Deaf Baby Hears Mommy Sing Lullaby For The Very First Time

When a deaf baby hears Mommy sing a lullaby for the very first time, it becomes intensely clear that some gifts in life are too great for words. Even too amazing for the “right” or “expected” reaction.

Sometimes, we’re simply awe of the miracle of life. In this baby’s case, the miracle of the sound of her mother’s love.

You can feel the immeasurable depth of devotion as Mommy rocks her tiny, wide-eyed baby daughter gently in her embrace, singing:

“Rest your head, close to my heart, never to of mine.”

These beautiful words are from a Walt Disney classic song, “Baby Mine,” with heart-tugging lyrics such as:

Let those eyes sparkle and shine
Never a tear, Baby of mine
If they knew sweet little you
They'd end up loving you, too...

Coming into the world at barely over 4 lbs, Olivia Ervin was diagnosed with Cytomegalovirus, a common viral infection that causes hearing loss. At not even 2 months old, the hearing loss was confirmed after she failed two hearing tests.

Olivia’s mom, Edrea Kemp, and her partner, Ricky, who filmed the sweet video, explained that after Olivia's birth, the couple was referred by the audiologist to Early Intervention, a program supporting parents of children with any form of disability.

Edrea shares that it was Ricky who “held it together” when they received the devastating news, and pushed them to pursue options.

Seeing her daughter hear for the first time, Edrea says “was a really sweet moment, also a really sad moment because she was a little bit overwhelmed, but you could see the wheels turning in her head as she was trying to figure out ‘what is this new sensation.’”

The couple shared that just a day after getting used to her new hearing aids, and the new stimulation, Olivia was “all smiles” hearing her mom’s voice.

What a wonder that God made a way to give Olivia this connection! Through the talent and compassion of medical experts, Olivia and her family can enjoy the blessing of laughter, song, and life in ways we may have taken for granted...before they shared this inspiring moment with the world.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27

Related Videos