It Was a Hard Decision, But We’re Glad We Made It

My grandson has high functioning autism. He’s a lovely young man with a good personality as well as a great sense of humor, and he is able to hold down a part time job at Wal Mart. He attends church every week with his parents. Recently, he started talking about someone named Zoe. It turns out that Zoe attends the same church. She too has high functioning autism and a part time job at a local hospital.

You may see where this is going. The two of them are now crazy about each and are talking about getting married. It almost broke my heart. The two of them can never have a totally normal life so how could they get married?

The entire family worried and thought and finally came to a conclusion. With some help there was no reason why they couldn’t get married. We want them to have as normal a life as possible, right?

I know that there are many people who won’t agree with the family’s decision, but we’ve decided that it’s in Simon and Zoe’s best interest to be together. So in a couple of years time, if they still want to, they’ll be getting married.

The picture below shows Simon and Zoe having dinner after he gave her a diamond. Those two faces look awfully happy to me.

Zoe an Simon 2

About Elaine Cantrell

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She has a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Her first novel A New Leaf was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest and was published in 2004 by Oak Tree Press. When she isn't writing you can find Elaine playing with her dog or maybe collecting more vintage Christmas ornaments
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11 Responses to It Was a Hard Decision, But We’re Glad We Made It

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    I hope and pray that this young couple will have a happy and productive life together.


  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Your worries are understandable, but with the family’s support I’m sure they’ll be fine. The engagement picture definitely shows their happiness. Your family is growing, which is always wonderful!


  3. kathleenbee says:

    That’s so lovely. Wishing them all the best.


  4. Bless their hearts! I wish them loads of happiness.I hope they take it slowly ,like all kids should, (but mine did not!)


  5. Aww I wish them the best. They look so happy.


  6. What a happy looking couple. I wish the best for them.


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