Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bittersweet Graduation

My son's friend had his graduation party today.  Friend, who has Aspergers Syndrome, graduated after two years as a senior and is on his way to college - for a one year certificate program - but he is going to be in a dorm.  More on that in another post.

We were honored to be invited (not just our son); this young man has spent a lot of hours at our house.  Friend's mom confided in me that there was so much food because they had invited a number of people who never showed up.

Sounds familiar, doesn't it.

But there were relatives there, and all had a good time.

So did we.  We were honored to attend.

So why bittersweet?  Because many years ago Bil tried to go to college.  He didn't make it very far.  There were no programs for young adults on the spectrum.  He had to sink or swim and unfortunately he....sunk.

May this young man swim.  We wish him all the best.

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