If you had told me 3 years ago that this girl would graduate from elementary school with her class, I would have told you that you were crazy.
If you had told me that she would not only graduate but do it with only receiving 1 C. That she would be on the academic team for Quick Recall AND Arts and Humanities, I wouldn't have believed you.
But here she is going on to middle school with her friends and rocking at school like there is nothing wrong.
You'd never know looking at this outgoing, intelligent, confident young lady that 3 years ago she came home crying that she was being held back. You can read all about the whole saga in our dyslexia story. Long story short she was not held back.
The kid that walked across the stage today is what happens when amazing teachers see the soul crushing affects of a bad teacher and set out to work with the family to undo the damage. Contrary to the children's saying words can hurt. Words can cripple in a way that far exceeds anything that sticks or stones can do.
I still worry about her and I will for the rest of her life but that's because she is my baby. Not because she is struggling to keep her head above water.