My son turned 20 today.
My baby boy.
My little man with autism and a side of mood disorder…
..is 2 decades old.
When I look at him it seems like yesterday that I started researching digestive disorders while my family .. slept.
It seems like just yesterday that I read every book on parenting kids with Autism.. and every book on Childhood Bipolar.. Reading 4 inch books on the “science of the chemistry of the mind”.. while my friends read a funny romance.
It seems like yesterday when I questioned whether I was doing a good enough job … with tears running down my face.
And I can remember it clearly when Simon leaned his head on my shoulder and said “With God, all things are possible.”
How is it possible that this young man has come so far?
No longer a boy that is silent.
No longer a boy that hides his face in my shoulder.
No longer a boy who watches from the doorway.
Here stands a boy that walks confidently through doors. A boy that sings in front of a whole auditorium of people.
Here stands a boy who easily orders his own food at a restaurant.
Here is a boy .. who amazes me in every way.
Two decades of work have flown by…
… I can’t wait to see where the next 2 decades take him …