It’s been more than a year since I last shared with you about Jonathan, my grandson and his challenges growing up on the spectrum. A lot has happened since those days.
First of all my virtual online business has grown by leaps and bounds, literally. I am thankful and grateful for that. In 3 months, God willing, my husband and I will celebrate 33 years of marriage. Jonathan’s dad got married to a lovely woman. His three doting Aunts have never stopped doting on him, either.
The last time I let you know that Jonathan was going into middle school. Well, in September this year, he will be going into high school. He turned 14 this past January. But that ain’t all. He was always a tall boy for his age. Now he stands 6’1″ tall and wears a size 13-1/2″ wide shoe. HELP! He has grown up as a teen and the girls like him. HELP!
Not only that, his aunts have taught him how to drive and we are preparing for him to get a permit. He drives good, too. His grades are all above average and he seems to like science. He can’t stand Social Studies. No matter, I am grateful for how far he’s come. One place that helped him go even farther is the Boys and Girls Club in our area. He is loved by the people there, and he has learned to play basketball. He tried out for the school basketball team last year, but didn’t make it. I think he couldn’t take the exercises they were forced to do for a week. I am proud of him!
One thing he did for the very first time was done on Martin Luther King Jr, holiday on January 21, 2019. He stood up in front of a couple of hundred people and gave a short speech on education. He was nervous and prayed a lot before the big day came. But he did a wonderful job. He made mama proud. #mademamaproud
Jonathan giving speech at MLK Holiday breakfast on January 21, 2019
So, here we go again. It’s Jonathan’s way and there’s never a dull moment. I’ll keep you posted!