Finally, it happened!

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Sheep
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Finally, it happened!

Post by Sheep » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:08 pm

After waiting 6 yrs and only having my son with me for the summer months and holiday breaks, he graduated from high school back in June and now flew down with his cat to live with me permanently! His dad and stepmom had wanted to get him admitted into a group home or an institution. He has high functioning autism and will be able to live out on his own and does not belong in that environment. His grandparents allowed him to live with them since 11th grade. Now having been down here less than a month he has already passed his written driver's test here in this state and applied for a job that will provide full benefits for him. We are so...happy to be together (and my older daughter is too)!

Slowly things will get better,

Sheep

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Re: Finally, it happened!

Post by recover » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:10 pm

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Sheep))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

YAY!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! i am ecstatic for you friend! there is nothing like being with our kids. enjoy your being together.

much love,
recover

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Re: Finally, it happened!

Post by Sheep » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:33 pm

Thank you, recover!

I played a game of chess with my son the other week. He beat me big time!!!! I only had a pawn and my king left when he called checkmate - lol. His three older cousins are very accepting of him and love on his cat as well :)

Glad you had some special conversations with your son, recover.

Much care,

Sheep

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Re: Finally, it happened!

Post by facingmytruth » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:11 pm

really happy for you both and glad you are both able to catch up on missed quality time,brilliant news :)
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Re: Finally, it happened!

Post by Harmony » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:13 pm

Dear Sheep,

Love heals. This is just more proof.
Enjoy,
Harmony

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Re: Finally, it happened!

Post by ajei » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:10 am

So glad to hear you're back together...well deserved and good to know he's home.

ajei

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Re: Finally, it happened!

Post by there » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:37 am

Sheep, I know how much you've hoped for your son. I am happy for you, your son, and your daughter.
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” Helen Keller

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Re: Finally, it happened!

Post by Sheep » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:21 pm

there,

My daughter texted me 'hooray'!! Now that my son is with me she has opened the door for us to communicate through texts again.

Sheep :)

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Re: Finally, it happened!

Post by recover » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:34 pm

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
what awesome news sheep. so so so happy for you.
much love and caring,
recover

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Re: Finally, it happened!

Post by Moose9092 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:51 pm

Wow, Sheep, such good news. Realize you may not get this because your post was so long ago but wanted to try to let you know how excited I am for you. I also have a son with high-functioning autism. When he was diagnosed at two years of age we were told to start looking for an institution. We kept him home and invested 18 years in helping him become independent. He graduated from high school with a diploma, is taking college courses - just two at a time, it's all he can handle, lives on his own in an efficiency apartment, works at a local fast food restaurant, and has his drivers license (although we limit his driving to roads he is familiar with, no night driving, no interstate driving, etc.) I know what a challenge it is to raise a special needs child but also the victory we feel with each hurdle they clear. Thanks for sharing.

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