When I was young I was diagnosed with Dyslexia. But before anyone really knew what was wrong I was put in all below average classes and classified as "challenged." I'm putting that nicely. Then one day my teacher did some tests with me and discovered that I had a learning challenge to overcome and not an intelligence issue. My father read to me every single night giving me more and more practice every day at reading to him. Now that I am an author, I know a lot of people think, "How did you do that?" I honestly believe that if we are handed challenges, we need to find ways to overcome them. I am grateful to that teacher, grateful to my father and glad that I did not give up. I have been writing songs, poetry and novels since I was very young. Now I have one novel out, one coming out in June and hopefully a third in January. I just wanted to say that although people may tell you that your child has dyslexia, it is not hopeless. It is just another challenge to take on. Tom Cruise, Whoopi Goldberg, Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Pablo Picasso and Thomas Edison, (to name a few) all had (or have) dyslexia. I am proud to be in their company.
|“Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.”|