Every day I pray for the hope of tomorrow and I celebrate the joys yet to come. I know that some days my emotions are higher than the mountains and deeper than the streams but I also know the possibilities are endless. I think about the day I told Owen something was impossible. He replied, “I’m possible”. He didn’t even realize what he said but it made me truly look at everything a little differently. I tell him he can do anything he wants if he sets his mind to it. And today as I hear him ask Siri to translate everything into Portuguese, Italian, French, spinach, boy, potato, and toaster to name a few I know the sky is the limit for my sweet baby O. He has still been on edge today but a little calmer as the day wore on. You would think I would be used to the way he eats by now but some days it still shocks me. It seems like he has been eating all day, numerous small meals, and tons of snacks. I made ham salad sandwiches at some point. I cut his into tons of small little pieces but he took mine instead. I sat them both on the table at the same time and then went back to the counter to get my drink. When I got to the table he was eating mine. I had cut mine into four pieces so at least they were smaller but he picked the whole piece up immediately squishing it in his right hand and took a hunk of it with his left hand. He ate the piece he pulled off the sandwich but not before pulling it in and out of his mouth numerous times. I tried to show him how to take a bite and put the sandwich down, an exercise we’ve worked on numerous times. This was met with him saying, “you done” and attempting to run away with ham salad all over his face and hands. I told him to sit back down. He ended up eating all of his sandwich and most of mine. I didn’t try to get him to eat small bites at this point. If I push too much he ends up stuffing everything in his mouth at one time and gagging on it on purpose. I think this is his solution for making me know I’m not derailing the food train. I’m concentrating on the success stories, the smiles, and the songs sung in every language I can imagine. In this ever-changing world keep reaching for the stars, never give up, and dream of the hope for tomorrow. 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.