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SAHM of 3 wonderful kids, one brilliant one Asperger Syndrome. This is not a living shrine to his disorder, but rather a place to share & discuss the different challenges that came with it and other things about parenting & life in general.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

My aspie branches out

I was walking completely unaware of my surroundings until the shades of this trees hit my feet. 

What a beauty. 

It was sitting alone, in between buildings in a parking lot on a hill with its roots exposed. I don't know why but it reminded me of W.

He went to his Junior Prom and had a great time with date and his friends. Some may say, prom is just a prom, but for me it was more than just a prom. It was something I didn't expect to happen and it was a success.

He signed up to go to Spain next year with his Spanish class. 

He came home with all the details of the 11 trip to Spain (Madrid & Barcelona) and stop to Italy (possibly Milan or Sorento or Isle of Capri). He also came with how he will earn part of the money to go to the trip. 

My permission for this trip has turned on a switch. I didn't have to remind him to do anything today. He told me everything I wanted to ask, without my asking a single question. It feels like he has grown & matured years in the last few days. 

He also informed me he is getting a chance meet the Dalai Lama next month with his AP History class. That's what I call branching out.

I don't know how long this will last, but I decided to enjoy seeing the changes. 


  1. What a beautiful tree!! How wonderful your aspie is branching out and is meeting Dalai Lama!! Whooo Hooo... bet he is excited.

    I have to say, I had never heard of aspergers until I watched a show.... I think it is called Parenthood. There is a young boy with aspeger on it. I am sure it doesn't even touch on the subject, but it was the first I had heard of it.

  2. Oh what a gorgeous story ( and tree) . I am constantly amazed by my aspire . I really believe that the spectrum line is like a slip'n'slide and they don't remain in one spot along that line . Some months they are at bottom . Some months they are so close to normal you wonder if you're imagining it all . Always you are astonished and blessed that this perfect person has come to share your life

  3. Yay W.! So nice that he is growing up and branching out!