After coming home, and having time to reflect on these thoughts, I decided to watch some old videos of his holiday shows. With tears streaming down my face I watched his early childhood 4K video, the reasoning behind living in the moment was clear. I was amazed by how absolutely adorable he was, and how much he has achieved. I promptly posted the video to social media and declared, "He's come along way!"
I remembered the thing all caretakers of a child diagnosed with ASD have to remember sometimes, live day by day. If you are putting in the time and therapy, you will accomplish good things. No one wants a parent who is dreading the future. Live in the moment, work toward goals, and you will see results.