He always had a smile
And, then the smile, the giggles, the eye contact, the words all disappeared and Owen had gone into the awful world of autism. The years of heartbreak for the family had begun.
His big brother Griffin has aways been there for Owen.
And, Owen loves his family. He loves to cuddle with his Mom, go skiing with his Dad and wants to go away to college like Griffin.
And, that is why today is a TOUGH DAY. Owen's wish to go away to college just like Griffin sort of came true today. . He moved into a 'college' (residential school for autism). How will he adjust? How will his Mom make it through the days without Owen by her side? Tighe is going to miss his playmate. And, Owen will be away at school when Griffin gets a rare weekend home. Oh, yes, we know this will most likely be great for Owen. Big adjustments to make for all concerned. It's just getting to the realization that he is doing well, that is so tough.