11 Years Ago

By Kayla

I received a college acceptance letter in the mail today and started thinking. 11 years ago …

  • I was put in a special education classroom.
  • I was told I was going to repeat first grade because I was not up to the standards of the rest of my peers.
  • I couldn’t read.
  • I thought I wouldn’t even make it through first grade.

Now here I am, graduating high school and entering college with academic scholarship offers.

I went from a school telling me I was not good enough, to a school giving me money because they think I’m better than good enough.

It’s an indescribable feeling when you have come to realize you’ve overcome your greatest challenge. Dyslexia did not hold me back for long and I have my mother and father to thank for that. God gave me a mind and I wasn’t meant to waste it holding myself back by the things people told me I wouldn’t be able to do or become.