DD is 8 and dyslexic and she is really struggling w/ self esteem - all these peers/friends who are so so far ahead of her in reading. She adores her soccer coach. LOVES this man....
And he overheard me talking about her dyslexia (dd wasn't around). He said he is dyslexic and hated school so much. At the end of practice, he walked dd off the field and told her that a little bird told him that they were alike - that they have the most awesome brain - the Dyslexic brain. And he told her that her tutoring and all the work will be worth it. He told her to keep working hard all summer and he'd check in w/ her in he fall (last practice today, we can't make last game). DD is on cloud 9. What a great guy.
I was definitely trying to hold back tears as I followed them off the field and he gave dd a hug goodbye. He coaches for his granddaughter who is on the team. He's an old soul for...(more)5-23-2016 10:02pm