I tried all day to not think about it being a holiday. Owen is starting to grasp the concept of what a holiday means but there isn’t a definite connection yet. Today he sang a Christmas song and watch a Halloween video repeatedly. He kept changing the video to listen to it in all the different translations our TV would do. Somehow the video had the closed caption on in one language and he was listening to it in another. I’m fascinated by how he is processing all of this. Every day his voice is getting stronger and he is learning more words in every language it seems. He was having a hard time saying “German” but he wanted Siri to translate everything into it. I was trying to help him pronounce it so we were over-exaggerating it and I went through it with him several times. He was getting very frustrated so insisted of saying “in German” one more time he spoke to Siri in German. I keep praying tomorrow the weather holds off and Owen gets to go to school. It’s an emotional journey for him when he can’t go. He repeats his teacher’s name and says it’s over. The barrier of language and level of understanding makes it hard for him to comprehend the days off randomly for something like snow. All I can do is hold him and tell him it’s going to be fine. I’m thankful that his words are forming, in all the languages. I know that as he develops so will his connections and I can’t wait to hear all the stories he wants to tell me. My bottomless pit once again ate a lot more than me and I can see how much he has grown. He fell asleep quickly tonight and I suppose that has a lot to do with being up extremely early. I’m thankful for his smile and the promise of tomorrow. Find what makes you smile, share your joy, and know that you are important. 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.