This is my son’s graduation day in June. Such joy!
The above video shows one of the most joyful days of my life. Our son, our only child, has autism. Raising him has been quite an adventure with times I was not sure there would be any of me left when the adventure was done!
Times of blackness, times of joy, times of sheer panic for what would become of this child we love more than life itself.
If you are only able to watch the first ten minutes of the video, at least see the flag ceremony and the processional of this graduation. They are full of more joy than any graduation I have ever attended! Let me explain how we got to this day.
Three years ago we left our son in Wisconsin to embark on an adventure away from us—Shepherds College for people with intellectual disabilities. Every August we drove him to Union Grove; every…
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