The Decoding Dyslexia PA Action Coordinators Team wishes
a Happy Mother's Day to all of the warrior mothers out there!
THERE IS MUCH SAID ABOUT MOTHERS!
Mother’s Day just came and went, but spending it away from family stirred up old memories and helped me appreciate even more all you moms of dyslexic children who give so much every day to help your kiddos. Moms are the front line of defense, the warriors, the comforters, the ones who shed happy tears every time their children do one new thing well, discover one new learning, etc. Moms nurture, correct, encourage, comfort … I could go on and on! AND Moms get really tired, angry, exasperated, feel helpless to get the job done at times, sad, and can be just as in need of support as the others in their families. We sometimes forget that. So, right now! Thank you, Moms!
In working with the moms in DDPA, in what we call our Action Coordinators Team, I am constantly impressed with our moms’ tenacity, creativity, senses of humor, intelligence and willingness to add yet another task to their already overloaded weeks. Because of these traits, these moms and other moms are going to continue to be key figures in our massive effort to get much needed help to our children with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, ADHD, etc.
The state of Oklahoma’s legislature just passed a screening bill… It was the last bill up for vote before the end of this session AND the senator who pushed it through was ending his term of office! Wow! Someday, Pennsylvania will have this kind of progress, too. AND it will be the moms who are a significant force in making it happen.
Thank you, Moms! You are special and often unappreciated when we should be giving you a big hug and a huge THANK YOU. This month, we are appreciating you, in particular. Hope you get some ‘Me time’ to catch up with yourself. Hope you also get lots of happy times with family during the remaining couple weeks to build memories on which to draw years from now, as I did this week.
A DDPA leader