​A Mom Who Knew Her Job

​Found this story. Don't know how true it is, but it may encourage you today to do what you must do.

"​One day Thomas Edison came home and gave a paper to his mother. He told her, "My teach gave this paper to me and told me to only give it to my mother."

His mother's eyes were tearful as she read the letter out loud to her child: Your son is a genius. This school is too small for him and doesn't have enough good teachers for training him. Please teach him yourself.

Many, many years after Edison's mother died and he was now one of the greatest inventors of the century, one day he was looking through old family things. Suddenly he saw a folded paper in the corner of a drawer in a desk. He took it and opened it up. On the paper was written: Your son is addled (mentally ill). We won't let him come to school any more.

Edison cried for hours and then he wrote in his diary: 'Thomas Alva Edison was an addled child that, by a hero mother, became the genius of the century.'"

Be the mom that makes a difference for your child.

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See, once in awhile I catch up on one of your older articles. This one is especially good. I've read the story before and as you said, it doesn't matter if it is true or not, it's a great lesson for parents. Think I'll send it to some others I know. Thanks for sharing. Trust all is well for you.

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