I’m Possible by Jeremy Cowart EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Authors: Jeremy Cowart
- Publish Date: April 16, 2019
- Language: English
- Genre: Christian, Personal Growth, Biographies
- Format: PDF / EPUB
- Size: 30 MB
- Pages: 240
- Price: Free
- ISBN: 0785223746
THE LOST BOY
A lot of parents will do anything for their kids, except let them be
Not long ago, my mom told me that when I was in the third grade, my
school’s guidance counselor called to say she was concerned about me
because I didn’t make eye contact and I talked with my head down.
This news surprised me for three reasons: One, that conversation
happened more than thirty years ago, and my mother only recently decided to
mention that the conversation took place. Two, I didn’t know that my school
had a guidance counselor. And three, I had always tried my best to stay off the
radar of my teachers (and of the guidance counselor I didn’t know I had).
Until that conversation with my mom, I thought I’d succeeded.
Back then, in other words, school wasn’t my thing—and for good reason.
Stick a quiet kid with a loud mind in the middle of a classroom, ask him to sit
still and focus—and guess what will happen. He’s bound to feel like a
mismatch. He’s bound to avoid eye contact. His teachers are bound to think
he’s not too bright. His counselors are bound to call home.
It was the same every year, every grade. My classmates seemed to be
perfectly content sitting at their desks, learning about multiplication or
constellations or North American colonization, even raising their hands to ask
questions or offering to read aloud, but I always felt two steps behind, always
on the outside, trying my best to look in. And no matter what subject we were
covering, a couple of minutes into any lesson, I’d be crawling out of my skin,
staring out the window and itching to get outside.
Wouldn’t that tree make the perfect spot for a tree house?
It would be awesome to throw my G.I. Joes from up there.
Maybe I could fly paper airplanes from the tree house too.
Can a G.I. Joe fly in a paper airplane?
I need to find some camouflage paper.
Day after day it was the same old story. Day after day I received papers
with Cs and Ds written in red ink at the top. Day after day I’d be reminded of
my mediocrity. And at the end of every day, I’d walk through the front doors
of my house, defeated about all the things that had gone over my head, and
I’d tell my parents, “I can’t do this.”
“You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you,” my dad
would respond. And though I knew he believed it—it was in the Bible, after
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