8/12/08

And The Winner Is...

Dyslexia.

I am overwhelmed right now and very, very sad. I plan to have a pity party for all of us and go beat my head against a wall for most of the day. Maybe I'll be ready to face the world tomorrow.

10 comments:

Mrs. Baker said...

Some of my favorite people with dyslexia.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald
- John Lennon
- Robin Williams
- Pablo Picasso
- Thomas Edison

For the full list click here....

http://www.dyslexia.com/qafame.htm

Things like this always help me when I am facing something like this.

XOXO

Christina said...

Celebration #1: You caught it NOW, which is wonderful. Do you know how many absolutely brilliant dyslexics manage to hide their reading challenges for decades?! Now your child won't have that inner turmoil because you are facing it head on.

Celebration #2: Now, I only know you from your blog, but my impression is that you put 1001% (maybe more!) into parenting your remarkable children. There must be some cosmic or divine intervention that matched a child who needed that kind of advocate with the individual most capable of giving it.

Stacy said...

what mrs baker and christina said ... but have yourself that pity party we all need a chance to grieve so we can move on and move forward. Thank you Cathy for being a wonderful mom and raising three amazing people who will impact our world!

Mount Cutler said...

Ditto to what everyone has said here on the comment postings. You are a great mom! And know that my husband deals with dyslexia but I've never met a smarter man! But too, have your pity party.

Heather & Adam said...

Here for the party with you. I know that you will be vigilant in learning all you need to and helping your little one. You can do this, and catching it now is going to be a major plus for something like this. Thinking of you.

Mama Papaya said...

Oh Mama, what hard news. I know this is tough, but I, and I am clearly not alone here, have such faith in your heart and will. Thinking of you as you navigate these new waters.

Spark said...

Some of my favorite people and co-workers have been dyslexic. And they are brilliant people! It can be a challenge, but now that you know, you can chart a new course to deal with it. Knowing is always better than not knowing.
You are a great mom, and you child is lucky to have such a great advocate for them!

Old Men Reflect said...
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Old Men Reflect said...

at least it is not a combination of dilatante/assholism. Something that can be cured is easier than something that can never be.

Dani said...

I have dyslexia. Can't spell worth beans... thank God for spell check! :D I *can* read well... like your child... that is what saved me. Everything else isn't that hard to compensate for. Really, truly, dyslexia is not that bad once you learn to live with it.