"~Don't Quit!~"by Wondrous Wordsmith on 04/10/12
My second son was vigorously working on fractions...fun, fun fractions! Ironically, they're fun for me now, reducing to the simplest terms, finding LCD's, adding, subtracting borrowing whole numbers, fantastically exciting, but as he laboriously scratched his head trying to figure out what step came next, I heard a slight whisper swell from his throat, "I quit!" Vehemently, he said it low enough for me not to hear (or so he thought), but loud enough for me to sneak behind him, startle him a little bit, and whisper in his ear, "Baby, Mommy never wants you to quit." He promised me he'd never say it again and I recalled how at one time, I too felt like him at his age struggling over something I felt I would never grasp, but with practice and the skills to understand the necessary steps to completion, it became easier to learn and I promised my son, it would be the same for him too. After all, he has to learn fractions because algebra is just around the corner right? ;-). Perhaps, in your life, there is something that you've started, stopped, and started again, only to throw your hands in the air and shout loud enough for everyone to hear the exact phrase my son whispered several months ago. However, be reminded that quitting is for quitters and that's not hardly you!
"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit." - Richard Bach, American Author