Tons of things have been happening with G, but I haven't blogged about them until now. Since he's an adult, I'm going to be leaving a few things out as to respect his privacy, but I wanted my readers to know he no longer lives with us.
And that's a great thing! G is very, very excited to have received funding and the help he needs to be much more independent.
G now lives in what I will call "Smallville" for blog purposes. There is only one McDonald's and about three stop lights in the whole city. It's somewhere around an hour away. Close enough that we can visit him a couple of times a month, but far enough away that he is independent. He's very excited about the new place, which he shares with another young man in his mid-20's. There is usually a staff member nearby so that everyone is safe and can get to the store and what-have-you.
G even has a job and goes with his room-mate by bus to and from work each weekday. There are also tons of activities. He just got back from a vacation to Branson!
It took about three trips to move him out there with our van. He had a couple of chairs and about a ton of sports gear. We decided just to order him all new furniture, give G's old furniture to Elf, and save ourselves a lot of moving hassle. The delivery people have just put in the finishing touches and he's pretty happy.
Rose cried for several days after G left. I think we have finally convinced her that G is happy where he is. G has told her this on many occasions, that he WANTS to move out and he WANTS to be away from home.
Rose is a bit worried about that. "I moving too when I being big?"
Yes. I think you will, Rose. :)