The Miraculous Love of a Mother
One day, a small child came home and handed a piece of paper to his mother. “My teacher handed me this paper and ordered me to just give it to my mum,” he explained.
His mother’s tears welled up as she read the letter to her son: “Your boy is a genius.” This school is too small for him, and the teachers are insufficient. Please teach him yourself. “
When his mother died decades later, he was going through her things when he noticed an old folded note in her drawer. He took it out and opened it. It said, “Your son is addled [mentally ill].” We won’t let him come to school any longer. “
He grieved for hours before writing, “Thomas Alva Edison was an addled boy who, through a hero mother, became the genius of the century.”