Sometimes being the mom of a dyslexic is hard. I’m sure not as hard as it is for her to live with it every day. But still hard. Every mother knows that when your child hurts, you hurt. When she struggles, I struggle. When she is discouraged, I have to dig deep and find the fight for her. Some days are tough.
On the days she feels like this path she has been given is too hard to travel, I like to pull out an example of a dyslexic that has triumphed. I’ve already told her about Einstein, but he is not the only one. There are many, many more dyslexics who have done amazing things.
Here are just a few things we have because of a dyslexic:
The Great Gatsby
Alice in Wonderland
The Ugly Duckling
Human Powered Aircraft
The Knowledge of Global Warming
The 9th Symphony
Fried Green Tomatoes
And everything ever thought up by Nikola Tesla.
So yeah. Some days are hard. Some days I’m dealing with teachers that don’t get it. Some days I don’t get it. But we regroup and we keep going. We remind ourselves of all the people that have achieved amazing things BECAUSE of their dyslexia. And I remind her that this is not a path she has to travel alone.