I'm very proud of Sam. He had some Aspergian social challenges going to high school, but he made it through, and has a future full of possibilities!
Sam and Carly drove to Seminary together every morning, and they've gotten closer than ever this year. I think because Gabe is at college, that had something to do with it. Sam is now the older brother, and he is taking care of Carly. I like seeing that they have a good relationship. It makes me feel like I've done something right.
Sam didn't want to attend the actual Graduation ceremony, and I can understand why. It would have been hours for him amongst a large crowd of his peers -- torture for him. So, we celebrated at home on the night of his graduation. We made steak, lobster tails, potato skins, and decorated the dining room with congratulatory balloons. I hope he doesn't look back on this some day regretting that he didn't walk with his class. I hope that we made the right decision in letting him graduate without all the pomp and circumstance. I love him so much!