Terrie’s Story

I just want to share my story and maybe it could encourage someone else. I had a horrible childhood. My father is an alcoholic and my mother had a stroke which left her left side of her body paralized. I am the oldest of four children. I had many health problems throughout my childhood. I struggled through school failing 2 grades. But still enjoyed learning and desiring to do well. I always knew something was wrong but thought I was just stupit. I thought that God just didn’t make me smart. I struggled with all school work. I had a hard time remembering simple things. Thankfully I was good with people and talking. Which saved me many times.

As I’ve gotten older now 37. I see life very different. A few years ago went back to school and realized that I was smart. As an adult I found out I had ADD. At the same time my son found he had ADD too he was 7 years old at the time. I grieved for him and blamed myself for him getting it. As time has gone by I realize that I’m here to help him and teach him how to cope in this world with ADD.

I often thought that ADD was who I was. But as I married and had children God has showed me that everyone is different and we need each other. We all have weaknesses and strenghths. I have a life today that is better than my wildest dreams. Yes, I have ADD and people love me reguardless. I’m far from perfect but I am a work in progress.
Both my son and I are on meds. and it seems to help us.But it doesn’t take away the fact that we have ADD. Love the people in your life don’t try and change them. Through your love you will both change. There is hope!