Teachers saw the possibilities in Thomas. From the first day he entered the classroom, he was enthusiastic about learning everything there was to learn.
His mother had always taken pride in the way he looked. His father wore vests, and collared shirts, Thomas wanted to wear them too. When she heard the children would be reading from their primer on Friday, she was as excited as Thomas but nervous too.
Had he sufficiently learned to read after three months?
She thought he was bright, but she was his mother. After all, he was only 6.
She began to have thoughts of her own mother’s words:
A child is like a butterfly in the wind.
Some can fly higher than others
But, each one flies the best it can.
Why compare one to another?
Each one is different.
Each one is special.
Each one is beautiful.
She decided to have faith in her little Thomas.
The Power of Reading
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