Dr. Terry wrote the math problem on the board in white chalk. She called on a little girl in the front row to find the sum. After a few moments, the girl looked up from her notebook, in which she had just finished scratching out the answer. “twenty-one,” the girl answered, with a look of achievement on her six year-old face. The teacher scrunched her eyebrows together in a surprised fashion. “no, that is not the correct answer,” she then proceeded to call on one of the other students. The first grader was just as surprised as the teacher, she glanced back down at her paper. It had only taken a few seconds to find the simple sum. Then when the girl studied the numbers, she found that the answer she had written was not 21, it was 12. She had just switched the numbers around in her head.
This devastated six year-old was me. This indecent happened ten years ago, before I knew I had Dyslexia.
Dyslexia is a learning disability which effects the way you see numbers and letters. It makes it harder to read, write and spell. I was diagnosed with Dyslexia in second grade, and ever since then I have worked on overcoming it. Now, I’m happy to say that I have almost completely overcome the minor disability. I write songs, books, and poems, and I love to read. I hope to some day get one of my books published.
God has helped me through all of the long nights… doing homework, the embarrassing moments when I can’t spell a seemingly easy word, and every time I take twice as long as everyone else to read a paragraph. Even though I have a learning disability, I’m still smart, I have a very high I.Q. and get almost all A’s in school. Einstein had Dyslexia, but he was one of the smartest people alive.
No matter what disability you have, physical or mental, you matter to God. The people around you could be struggling with the same things you are, but they think that they’re alone. Tell people, it’s so much easier to struggle together than struggle alone.
If this story impacts one person’s life in a tiny way, all this spell check would be worth it.