"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

June 28, 2013

An inspiring summer read

There are times, when due to dyslexia, my kids have to work a little harder to do what comes easy to others. One asked me yesterday if dyslexia would 'limit' them.
I reminded this Dear One that 'they can do all things through Christ who strengthens' them!
I also couldn't resist reminding them of the BLIND boy who taught himself echolocation so that he could ride a bike in his neighborhood. This book tells the amazing true story of a man who did not let BLINDNESS limit him.
He didn't see it as a disability! Determination, hard work and practice go a long way, no matter what you are dealing with.
Imagine having to learn geometry by having the problems described to you since you were unable to see them. He did them in his head! He was so good at it that he got on the math quiz bowl team! The list of things he was determined to do is amazing.
The remarkable thing about this story isn't that the author walked out of the World Trade Center during the attack on 9/11 with his guide dog. (although that was incredible) I think what is remarkable, is all that he accomplished in life before that day that caused him to be working there in the first place.
An inspiring story if you are looking for a good summer read.

It reminded this mom of what a small thing dyslexia is and that determination is the key to anything any of us feel called to do in life.


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