I am so happy to share these wonderful pieces contributed by my friends and fellow Spellers! It is so moving to read about others’ blooming into communication. And it is so great to add their words to this Leo in Bloom issue! Lora’s piece is the first of a series we will share in coming days.
Something magical was about to begin
by Lora Tompkins
It was an early morning in San Diego, earlier than I wanted to wake up. Each minute I waited seemed like an eternity. When would we know if this would be the trip when I could finally say what I’d been dying to say?
We got to the clinic at 9:00 sharp. Dawnmarie greeted us with a knowing smile. She led us to an office and began reading a lesson on the Polynesians discovering Hawaii.
I listened closely to her words, waiting for the right chance to say what I had to say. It came when we read about how the Polynesians finally discovered Hawaii after hundreds of years. I thought about how my parents had tried so hard to find my ticket to communication. I aimed my finger and hoped for the best.
MOM, DAD, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. THANKS FOR NEVER GIVING UP ON THE HAWAII IN ME.
The room was silent. Mom and Dad were shocked. I knew then that my life would never be the same. Something magical was about to begin.
Since that day, my life has been one of joy and awakening. Thanks to S2C, I will never be silent again.
Lora Tompkins is the youngest of five sisters. She lives in Las Vegas, NV with her parents and recently began homeschooling. She has been spelling for a little over a year and became open in July 2021. She loves music and horseback riding.