Saturday, January 31, 2009

Six Word Saturday

Listening to him read brings tears

My 10 year old son is dyslexic. We have struggled to teach him to read, and he has struggled to learn, for many years now. Finally, we have him in a program that is bringing results! Today, he read to me. Read more in one sitting than he ever has. Read without me forcing him to try. He still has a long way to go, but we are on the way and it feels good. So the tears this time are tears of joy and not frustration.

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13 comments:

Sarah said...

What a great accomplishment. He must be so proud of himself!

Mandy said...

There is nothing like watching a child learn how to read. It is such an accomplishment!! I know you are proud.

Call Me Cate said...

That is beautiful, truly touching. Don't tell anyone else but I think those are the most touching six words I've read since I started this thing. Congratulations.

Melissa B. said...

Awwwwwww...I'm dyslexic, too, but with numbers. I know how you're feeling, though!

R Susanna said...

I was moved. That makes me realize how much I take for granted and how much I expect out of my two little girls. Thank you.

Melissa B. said...

BTW, 2 things: Don't forget today's Silly Sunday Sweepstakes. AND, please come over to my place to vote for the Hubz, Mr. Fairway. Thanks!

Julie said...

Aw, that's amazing, Tiffany. It's so wonderful to see them overcome hurdles that have been in the way a long time!

Karen said...

That is awesome!

Karen (KayKay) said...

What a wonderful thing! He must be so proud of himself and your joy is evident. Thanks for letting us share it!

Jenners said...

This just warmed my heart! As an avid reader, I wish all for all people to get the same joys that I've had from reading, and I'm glad your son is finding a way to make that happen. He should feel so proud ... and I'm so happy for you!

Veggie Mom said...

This is so sweet. You Rock! (See, a 6-word response!!)

Pink Ink said...

How wonderful! Reading is such a precious precious gift.

Yaya said...

That's awesome! My husband is dyslexic and has overcome a lot to be where he is at now, including teachers who told him to 'give up'. Stay supportive of your son!