Mrs. Kidd's Speech

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The words that passed from my mother’s lips would forever change my life. As I sat on my couch with my father next to me, the chilling, unforeseen words hit me. “You are being put in Mrs. Kidds’ speech class.” The elementary school was calling to inform my parents that I needed to go into speech class. Deep down I had always known of my problems in speech. I had trouble pronouncing certain vowels. I knew that I needed help, but until my mother spoke those words, I never accepted it. My problem was buried inside me, but now it was free for all the world to see. Whenever I tried to speak I could feel my classmates’ eyes on me, judging me. It was so embarrassing that I just withdrew from the other students. I had no friends and it was hard
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