“You can’t speak correctly? Like, what are you, 2 years old?”
“Who do you think you are?”
“You are stupid, you can’t even do anything right.”
“I am sorry that this is happening honey, but it is for the best.”
For much of my life, these were the phrases, repeated year after year, that defined me. I was labeled as “unteachable” by staff members, teachers, and even my fellow students because I struggled with dyslexia and a speech disability, and in the middle of those struggles, I was crippled by my parents’ divorce. There was darkness, but eventually I found the light, overcame my circumstances, and was able to live a happier life through my faith with the Lord.