I left this as a comment on someone else's blog, but I felt like I should also share this story here.
I asked Miss Kat a few days ago (please picture with appropriate signs!), "When you grow up big like Mommy and Daddy, and you grow a baby in your tummy" (her eyes grow very wide with wonder at her being big with a baby in her tummy) "and that baby is born, do you want your baby to be Deaf like you, or hearing like Mommy and Daddy?" She answered "Deaf".
I was so happy, my eyes teared up a little! Nothing on earth would make me happier than her to marry a great Deaf man from a Deaf family and for her to have tons of Deaf babies. I don't know if that will happen because Miss Kat's deafness is caused by medication and is in no way genetic....but we can all hope right?!