He had lived at home after aging out of school, and when he turned 30 his parents felt that he was finally ready to live on his own. When they approached him with the opportunity, he was adamantly against it. Now amount of reassurance about his capabilities would change his mind. Then one day the grandmother called her grandson and asked him why he idd not want to become independent and move out of his parents house. HIs response was simple. He did not want to be forgotten. If he was to leave his parents home, they woudl surely forget about him and that was more than he could bare.
The grandmother gently assured her grandson that he would never be forgotten, for their love for him was too strong. They would still go shopping together, come together for family functions, and see one anotehr as often as they wished. She reminded him of all their other relatives who did not live iwth them, yet remained a vital party of their family.
The grandson took this new knowledge and let it resonate overnight. When he woke the next morning, he anounced to his parents that he was ready for his own place. Transitioning first to a group home, then to a place of his own, this boy is now thriving as an adult. The challenges were vast over the years, yet he overcame each obstacle just as any ordinary person would. He may have taken the long road, but his destination was the same regardless.
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