I’m looking at the SONshine instead of the clouds. Over the last few weeks, one thing after another has kept me spinning in circles. Add in the fact that what I’m going through and dealing with is not something that I can explain to Owen. He doesn’t understand that things break when they aren’t supposed to or our ever-changing world is ever-changing, who does really. So as I cry over the spiraling spilled milk I can’t make him understand that mommy doesn’t always have the answers. Owen picked up a handful of veggie straws stuffing as many as he could in his mouth saying, “veggie straw” which always means he wants more of something, even though he knows to say,”I want veggie straws please”. He started doing this the other day, demanding more when he still had plenty of them on his plate. Now I wonder if he needs something else but doesn’t understand what to ask for. He feels more patient to me. I remind him all the time that we have to have patience with each other. I needed to do something on his tablet to set up an app for him. He didn’t want to give me the tablet so he starts saying, “patience patience patience” mimicking my words that I have used so many times with him. Every day I thank God for his growth and the connections he is making. I tell Owen that I like hearing his words and that he is doing amazing. Positive reinforcement goes a long way in our growth. Remember to be kind to your own heart, forgive yourself for yesterday, know that you are important, and watch your world bloom. 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.