The Day I Said, “I Quit!”

Sometimes I wanted to quit. One day I actually did!

I recall trying to teach Joey the colors red and white with towels I hung on the bathroom towel rack across from the toilet. While he sat to go to the bathroom, we would practice knowing his colors. NOT! For months and months I did this. For months he wasn’t potty trained (until after age 5, actually!) and he didn’t know his colors for a lot longer. So I quit the colors and stayed faithful to the potty training!

I don’t recall if it was days, months, or years later…..but there was Joey reaching for and touching the color circles on the game of TWISTER with his sisters. HE KNEW HIS COLORS! How did that happen? I don’t really know! But it wasn’t me, because I quit teaching him! Somewhere along the way he learned….without me!

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About Sandra

Sandra Peoples lives in Pearland, Texas with her husband and two boys. They are planting a new church that will welcome special-needs families. Sandra is the Social Community and Family Support Manager for Key Ministry. She is also the author of Speechless: Finding God's Grace in My Son's Autism and Held: Learning to Live in God's Grip (a Bible study for special-needs parents).
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