Rosemarie: Thank you for posting this one. As a watched this movie, I reflected back in life.
Unknown to many, I was classified as a GLD (General Learning Disability) kid during my Public School days. When other kids were in grade 5, I was still reading, writing and doing math at a grade 3 level. Just like the little boy in school, I was an out-cast. Out-cast by other kids and out-cast by my parents. Out-cast because my parents didn't help me with after school homework and other after school improvement teachings. My parents always felt that teaching should remain in school and no one ever does homework outside school hours. Anyway, I was put into a Special Needs Class (they call is Special Ed class today) within my public school. Even 36 years later, I still remember Mrs. Wolfe. She did more 1 on 1 teaching with me then all my other combined public school teachers. She gave me confidence, she gave me inspriation and above all, she gave me motivation. To make a long story short, I still read / write at a grade 8-10 level today. But have managed to compress 5 years of college into 3 years (by doubling up at night school), obtained many Engineering Certifications and also attended University. I "went the distance" (sort of speaking) when even many normal kids dropped out high school or only got their grade 12, and found immediate jobs. I did the distance (may years ago) because my teacher told me I can do it - just like the teacher told that little boy in his public school years.
If others can, do try to make a positive difference in someone's life. In the long run and with proper care, your actions of today do make a positive difference in the future.
BTW: Mrs. Wolfe - if you are reading this thread, "I do thank you - even today!!!!"...
Post by morningstar on Apr 15, 2007 13:49:30 GMT -5
Thank you for that heart warming story. You have done well for yourself my friend. And you are doing what I like to do and what my mom called paying forward. I try and help others because I know that somewhere down the line life puts you in places you don't have a clue how to deal with. I thank you again. Mrs. Wolfe was a very wise lady. And if she reading I thank her also.