"Will you go to prom with me?" was my reply.
So then I waited to hear from Nick. Did he actually asked her? I wanted to text back, but I didn't want to put any more pressure on Nick. The day passed with nothing more.
The next morning I found out he didn't ask her. He would try again that day. When I arrived home from work, I asked my husband if Nick had asked. Mike nodded, "He wrote a note, but he didn't receive a reply." I was on pins and needles. I bet Nick was too. The second day passed.
I made sure I was home from school when Nick arrived. I asked how his day was. "Fine," was all I received. I could not wait, but I casually asked, "Did she respond?"
Nick hesitated. "Yes." Then he broke into a smile. "She said she'd love to go to prom with me."
I think my heart had held its breath for the last two days. All of a sudden, I felt a huge sigh escape, and my heart beamed.
It's always difficult to see my son in social settings. Communication is difficult as it is for any young adult with autism. Throw in the dating scene. What teen isn't nervous at some point about rejection?
Nick gathered the courage, and asked. The payoff was worth the risk. Now the planning begins for Prom!