I think the whole idea of transitioning into adulthood scares the crap out of him. He has so much work to do to get there. He's afraid that it will be too hard. That he he won't have any support. The truth of the matter is that he will. He will have the support of our school district and many other state and federal programs for people with disabilities. He will always have our love and support. Someday, I want him to be a man --to stand on his own two feet and use his gifts and abilities to take care of himself. This will take a lot of work, time and patience. And we will be there for him all the way.
This is one of the best days I have spent with Red, in recent history. We were together from sun up to sun down and he didn't drive me totally bananas! I pray that there are many more days like this to come. They are golden.