I Remember

Over the weekend hubby was cleaning out a storage closet when he came across these flashcards.  He immediately called my name and handed them to me with a smile.  A flood of memories came to mind as I looked at these old, tattered cards.

I remember when I bought these flashcards for you MJ.  You were only 2 years old.

I remember you completely ignoring me for weeks when I wanted you to sit down and pay attention while I reviewed the cards.

I remember you throwing all of the cards at me and all over the room…Several Times.

I remember the smile that you had on your face as you threw them.

I remember making up songs to sing with each flashcard.

I remember months later when you began to look at me and the cards.

I remember when you finally came over to me and began to repeat the words.

I remember when you began to say/read the words ( in your own way) without looking at the pictures.

Then, I remember when they told me that you had what they thought was a “learning disability.”

I remember thinking, “They have to be wrong.  My son is waaaaay too smart.”

I remember feeling lonely and confused.

I remember praying and asking God, “help me to help MJ.”

I remember realizing that you could and would learn at your own pace.

I will never throw away these flash cards because they serve as a reminder of where you were, how hard you’ve worked, and how far you’ve come.


34 thoughts on “I Remember

    1. Thank you so much. God knew I needed a little boost this weekend. The flashcards gave me what I needed. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½

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  1. Yes!!!! That’s why you both are so awesome beyond your home. You’ve both helped so many because you believe that any and every child can learn. Bless you both for your endless dedication and drive for MJ. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

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  2. Love how you said your child could and would learn at his own pace. I 100% believe this for all kids. We need to just keep on believing in them.

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  3. β˜ΊπŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘ OK this is awesome. Glad that those cards made your day better. So glad your son has come a long way. Yes we all learn differently and at a different pace. Isn’t it remarkable. God is good.

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