Saturday, March 21, 2009

I'm a little bit verclempt..

Today was a big day for me. I registered my sonshine for Driver's Education. When a parent finds out that their child has Autism...many things quickly fade from the horizon and your child's future becomes uncertain. Will they get through school? Will they drive? Will they work? Will they live independently? Will they have friends? Will they love life? So many questions raced through my mind as my son has grown up. Gratefully, he has made huge strides in the past couple years and his Dad and I think he's ready. He has shown responsibility through completing his chores at home, earning good grades at school, completing chores around the house, and becoming more socially independent. My sonshine and I talked about enrolling him in Driver's Ed. We talked about overlapping Driver's Ed. and school at the same time. We decided that even though he's old enough to start Driver's Ed. right now, we're going to wait for summer so that he can focus only on Driving and do his best. He said, "I think that's a good idea Mom" What? A good idea? on behalf of the mama? Love that! So...June 9th...the sonshine starts Driver's Ed. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers for a successful experience, and keep my sanity in your thoughts and prayers now that I have two children driving!
Stay tuned for his first day at Driver's Ed with his big cheesy grin!

1 comment:

jennifer said...

Best of luck to him. You sound so proud and as you should be. He sounds like a great guy.