Colin amazes me almost daily. He is an incredible dance. He's great in math but not so great in reading. He knew his letter sounds at 3 year old & vowel sounds at 4. He was reading small words at 4 so I don't understand why he struggles with reading. Well, yes I do. He doesn't take the time to sound out the word; he will guess. I've been working with him because his self esteem in reading is low. I encourage him & tell him he needs to practice. I tell him he doesn't do just the easy moves in breakdance he needs to have the same approach with reading. He improved his dancing, yes he has a ton of natural ability but he works at it to get better. He doesn't want to work at his reading. I was encouraging him because he made the comment that he's not a good reader. I said I don't want you to say that; I want you to say, I'm becoming a better reader. I said you are very talented & smart. He said I'm talented. I said yes, not everyone can break dance or tumble like you. I said it takes incredible body strength and talent to do what you do. He said Awe Mommy Thank you. You will be in my heart forever. He touched his heart & said right hear. I was so touched. I said you will be in my heart forever too darling. He amazes me almost daily.
Quotation:May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.'