Saturday, February 13, 2016

When She Reads I Get Giddy

I've known since she was an infant that she was slightly behind.  She didn't smile for a long time or even respond when we talked to her.  Help was suggested.
We took it.
After a year she graduated out of the program.
She was smiling and responding, beginning to communicate.

At age five, when I began teaching her the sounds of the alphabet I knew that there was a possibility of her having dyslexia like her brother.  But, as we progressed through the year I could tell that her difficulties were not from dyslexia.  It seemed to be more of a maturity and readiness issue.

She is now in fourth grade and our patience and perseverance have paid off.

Two weeks ago I found her reading a book!  She had asked me earlier in the week to pull some books off of our school library shelves that she would be able to read.

Then when I saw her sitting and reading and enjoying, my heart did a fist pump!

I was giddy! Overjoyed! On cloud nine!  I was all the cliches of happiness.


  1. Love, love this!! As a previous teacher, my heart gets a little giddy too. And when it's your own kiddo, it that much more powerful. Wonderful pictures and memories!!!

  2. SOOO amazing, isn't it?? What a precious post my friend. Please give your little miss BIG HUGS from Emma and me. XOXO

  3. That makes me so very happy, Jenn! There is nothing quite like seeing your little ones reading - and enjoying it! Wish we lived closer so our girls could get to know each other!

  4. Sending a little love your way....Big Hugs!! XOXO


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