Tuesday, June 25, 2013

His First Full Day Of Work

Hi everyone! I'm sorry I disappeared for a day but my father's siblings came into town and I hadn't seen them in years so I spent my day there with them. But I'm back now.

Thomas worked a full day yesterday. His first one! He got in the car after work beaten down from having spent the whole day on his feet and I couldn't help but tell him:

"Welcome to full time employment."...


I patted his leg and told him to hang in there for this program and perhaps when he was done training he'll get a job where he's not always on his feet. I'm trying not to make too many promises about the outside world because I don't know what that is going to look like for him.

His biggest complaint seems to be that he doesn't get to hang out with his friends anymore. I had to remind him that last year at this time all of his friends had jobs and he was sitting around. I'll be happy when his peers lives sort out into what they're going to do with their lives after high school so Thomas can settle into his life.

His mood seems really good, there's a bit of what I'll call a creeping depression but I'm trying to figure out if that's just normal or something I need to worry about. I'm going with that it's normal but I'm keeping an eye on it. Depression I can do. Depression is familiar to me both in him and in myself and while it's a serious illness, after what I've just been through with Thomas, it seems very manageable. That's really all we need right now is manageable illnesses. Hopefully we're getting a break from the chaos for a while.

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