With Assistance from My Kids, I Overcame My Personal Disability
The incident is still fresh in my mind. At the middle school cafeteria, a boy named Jason sat across from where I was. I must have done something that annoyed him. The only thing I remember him doing is shouting out to the class that he was better off that he does not stutter. We cannot repress those things that hurt us. Some psyches can try and block out these painful memories, but there will still be parts of the memory that remain embedded in your mind. I later met the boy about ten years later waiting at a restaurant and he was polite. Both he and I had grown up.
It is a fact that I do stutter. This, however, is an issue that I have been able to manage after serious speech therapy. This involves the fitting of an in-ear device that sets the pace with which I speak. However, carrying out a normal conversation is still a struggle. After having my daughter, I read every book slowly. As I was doing this, I was thinking that she would think that I was fluent. I preferred to sing to her instead of having to talk to her. I would have chosen to continue doing this, if it was not for that one time that I had to face the fear I had of speaking. I was preparing myself in the bathroom when I heard the tumble. My daughter was laying on her side at the botton of the stairs. She just made a little whimper and she seemed that she could still fully control her limbs. As I was holding her, I felt my hand turn sticky at the back of her head.
I had never called the doctor by myself. I normally booked the appointments online or my husband would do it for me. But it was during the day on a weekday and I could not reach my husband. With nerves shot up, I took the phone and dialed the pediatrician’s number. I did not think about it too much and I did not have time to rehearse.
This was the first step and I had taken it alone. According to experts, the biggest step in making a significant difference is becoming courageous enough to try. When the phone call was answered, I did my best to explain the situation that had happened. After she had understood everything that I had to say, she then explained and assured me that this was nothing serious. After following her instructions, my daughter healed. I then decided that I would face this condition and avoided skipping any areas when reading books to my daughters. It has now become easier as time passes.