Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Unusual Victory.

As a mom of a child with dyslexia, victories are measured in different ways. It's not so much the victory of spelling the word "like" correctly in his writing or the ability to read a chapter book all by himself, it's a lot deeper. It's his consistent desire to try and his initiative to attempt to read and write that amazes me. That is the real victory.

We had a Psycho-Ed Evaluation done on him in early February. We go back for the results on Friday, and I have to admit, I'm a bit nervous. As a homeschooling mom, the pressure is intense. Not only is there a bias against homeschooling in general, but combine that with a child who is reading way below grade level because his brain processes things differently and you end up being a bundle of nerves. Whatever interventions they suggest, we'll get them. Even if I have to take on a dozen different jobs to fund them, we'll get them.

For tonight, I'm basking in the glow of a simple note he just brought into me (even though he is supposed to be sleeping!). A note that he wrote by himself, of his own initiative, to me.

Victory is truly in the perseverance.

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