Check off one more thing I never thought I’d be doing, filling out paperwork to become our son’s legal guardian. Thomas turns 18 this year. I dislike dealing with this stuff even though I know it has to be done to protect him. The fact that he is going to be 18 years old is enough to blow my mind all by itself.
This isn’t a poor me/pity post. I’m in awe of where the years went. When I was in the thick of fits and tantrums and running from doctor to specialist trying to get help time seemed so slow…it dragged to be honest. I remember the first time we had an “official” diagnosis, Thomas was just about 6 years old. How the heck did I get through 6 years of no answers? Somehow I did it.
Now today I look at the papers for legal guardianship and I’m amazed that we all made it through the past 18 years. I know I couldn’t have made it through the past 5 years or so without God in my life. His hand is on our lives and for that I’m so very grateful. Without The Lord I know Thomas wouldn’t have been admitted to the school he attends now. The fit is so right. Things don’t just “work out” that way without His control being asserted. His path and way cannot be denied.
I know when I stop procrastinating and really sit down with my husband and fill out the guardianship papers we will need help and guidance and I know we’ll get what we need.