Last night I said a little prayer and I told Owen that I hoped he could sleep later than five. I woke a little after five and my dude was still asleep. I heard him running through the house a few minutes later and there he was with his tablet, but heck we made it past five. I knew he needed to go potty so that was our first destination. In over a week he has only been wet twice at night, with the Depends guards saving the day, but oh how this all feels like amazing success. During the day he has not had any accidents in over a week. This is not an overnight success story but it is an amazing journey that feels like it did happen overnight. Owen woke peaceful and content this morning. He seemed very focused, but calm. Those do not always go hand and hand. He has been stimming a lot more than usual the last few days and it seems to be more a vocalization of his emotions. He has been doing a constant humming sound, almost like he is reciting the same thing over and over to get it perfect. He watches product reviews for things like elevators, vacuums, and apps and then recites them. He says as many words as he can and then some of the words come out as a hum or as a jumbled sound of words I can’t distinguish, but he laughs with utter delight as he says the words. The key is he is happy. He had a great day at school. His teacher sent me pictures of his day and I see my boy thriving and growing. And boy, oh boy, am I thankful. Never give up hope. I tell Owen every single day he is amazing and he can accomplish anything he sets his mind out to do. Positive words and positive actions equal a positive life. Find your strength, dream your dreams out loud, and know that you can accomplish great things. Smiles to all and donut daze!
I'm Lynn Browder. Owen's Mommy. The best moments in time are when I get to see the smile on his face and that giggle come from his heart.