I wonder what my little, big man was thinking, as the school bus drove away. It’s his birthday. His big seventh birthday. I can’t believe Owen is seven today. I remember the moment the nurse put Owen in my arms. This was the baby I waited for all my life. I remember, as they were pushing me to the recovery room, telling everyone I saw, “I know you don’t know me but I just had a baby”. I wanted to shout it from the rooftop, only they didn’t let me. It was the day I became a mom, the day my life changed forever. We sang Happy Birthday this morning before we left the house to go to the bus stop, and we sang it at the bus stop. We had also talked about Christmas, the North Pole, and sang “single bells single bells single all de way”. I told him that we were going to celebrate his birthday on Saturday, when we went bowling. He said, “bus pick e me up”. I have watched my little baby bloom. He’s growing, and changing every day. I look back over the past seven years, and I am amazed how fast they have flown by. My heart soars knowing where we have come from. Last night he laid in my arms crying, for over an hour, as he was trying to fall asleep. He couldn’t tell me why, he couldn’t explain his emotions, or if something was wrong; all I could do was hold him, but he woke happy this morning. I told him it was his birthday, he has no connection to what that means. I wonder how he will handle wrapped gifts this year. In the past anything that he saw wrapped needed to stay wrapped. I’m thankful for today, and I’m thankful for my sweet baby O. I am so proud of my little boy, and all that he is learning. I can’t wait for the year ahead, and the miracles that will happen along the way. Celebrate today with us. Celebrate your victories, no matter how big, or small they are. Find what makes you happy, and go after your dreams. 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.