Keeping Our Eye On The Prize

October 25, 2013

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Although she regularly attended school as a youngster, Deborah never really learned to read. Now in her 50s, Deborah wants to be able to read and understand any piece of paper that’s handed to her–including such things as written instructions from her doctor. She’s simply tired of depending on others.

Deborah takes the bus to meet me twice a week, faithfully arriving early. Her positive attitude is infectious! She proudly shows me her completed homework, and how well she can read the last session’s story after working on it at home, using her flash cards.

Deborah’s hard work has paid off; we’ve moved through her first Laubach book quickly, completing a lesson each session and finishing Level I in just two months. Her growing confidence, pride in her accomplishments, and gratitude for this opportunity make each session a joyous event. When Deborah earned her certificate, she was as thrilled as if she had won the lottery. I’m sure it’s just the first of many great successes for her.

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