Last year, not long after she turned 19 and hence became an adult in this province, we decided we needed to start taking steps to greater independence before she broke free in frustration. So we got her a cell phone.
What became immediately evident is that this young woman, who struggles a bit with processing language and is often left tongue-tied when put on the spot, is a natural texter.
The past year has given us glimpses into her world: some startling, some warped, some touching, and most, eloquent.
I've been transcribing her messages to keep them safe "in the cloud". Maybe I should reach over that rainbow now and then to share a nugget from the pot of gold. (Her texts are in bold; my responses in regular font.)
April 21st, 2016
There was a working dog at church today during the service! It turned out there didn't appear to be any Sunday school because one of the little boys with blond hair wasn't there! His name is Emery, which is kinda a very unusual name for boys and some who are his age! He's probably like five years old or something rather! Anyway, Dad finally got to announce your birthday and my sister's 24th birthday and the queen's and William Shakespeare's! However, I didn't quite get to announce my 20th birthday that's coming up on the 10th of May! Then we got a lift to where we live by one of the gentlemen who goes to the church! I can't remember his name! Anyway, we are at the Second Cup and we believe you and the 24 year old know what you want from there! I'm sure I can get the chance to announce that I just turned 20 in May!