Ashleigh went to her ten-year high school class reunion recently and she said she had a real good time. She saw a number of friends and even saw one of the boys she used to have a crush on in high school.
We were going to go to a football game on Friday night where the class was going to have special seating in the end zone but there was a big storm that delayed the game so we decided to skip the game rather than risk Ashleigh getting caught in a thunderstorm.
The dinner was on Saturday and we had fun. Ashleigh looked great. A number of her classmates came over to talk with her. My wife and I always worry because some people don’t know how to react with Ashleigh being non-verbal. But once a few people stopped to talk with her a number of others did as well. We stayed for the meal and even for some of the karaoke before Ashleigh got too tired and we had to leave.
Ashleigh got emotional at one point when one of her friend’s mother said that her son was going to sing a song to Ashleigh. Ashleigh actually ended up being able to voice at that time and she told him she loved him.
A couple of the guys we spoke with are in the service and we pray they stay safe. One person in particular has already had multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and his younger brother is still over there. I don’t know how their parents stand it.
All in all Ash had a good time. The next day her Mom asked what she thought of seeing the boy she liked and we got what we call her “hubba-hubba” eyebrows.