Owen asked me if I'm happy today. He said, “are you happy today”. He asked me a question about my emotions. My baby asked me a question about my emotions. I told him he always makes me happy and I smiled. He said, “smile”. My baby saw my smile. He got that I smiled. He got that I was happy. And now my world forever has changed. It will be a moment I pray I never forget. He may have made this connection before but he wasn’t able to express it and I’m sure he is still trying to comprehend it all but he asked me. He’s been hyper all night and numerous moments of anxiety about a non-barking dog that wasn’t outside the window. I don’t know how to work through some of these moments with him. He has an extremely good memory and he can remember something that happened years ago. We saw our neighbor on the corner one day and her dog was barking. I do not know if this is what he is referencing but he will cry out about this dog on the corner that isn’t even there. The words, the connections, the emotions are all coming together. I’m thankful. Owen walked up to me reading every single word under a Disney video and all I could do was smile the smile that he knew was a smile. There my boy grows again. His emotions have been all over the map this week but so have mine. Together we are a team and together we will grow. Find your strength, believe in yourself, and the rest will follow. 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.