Sometimes you just gotta break out of the box you’ve created for yourself. And let me tell you how hard that is. Summer vacation means all kinds of changes for Owen. The routine is thrown out of the window and one transition after another happens. Owen went to a new daycare. I tried to explain this to Owen. I tried to explain it to myself. Owen didn’t understand why he had to go. More new people to meet, again. I knew in my heart of hearts that it would be fine, but still, there are those transitions we have to work through. The release of his energy comes after the event. He could have a great day and everything could present itself as fine, but then when the day is done all those emotions coming hurling at you that he has to find a way to let go of. Last night he did beautiful after his first day. There were a few hills and valleys, but we counted through the moments, sang when we couldn’t count anymore and I rejoice the progress he is making. He was excited to go today. He ran to the things he wanted to play with and casually looked over at me as I left. The letting go of the worry is one of the hardest parts of this journey in this thing called life. Owen doesn’t always take to new environments or new people. I go with his emotions. I watch how he reacts to situations and then I go from there. A moment in time can last days, weeks, months, and years later. Owen is still talking about our power that was out months ago, asking for his jacket every day, and we talk about everything being at the North Pole with Santa Claus. Through Owen’s smile, I feel stronger. I know that we are both learning and growing in our own ways. Keep pushing forward, break the walls of the box you are in, and let yourself shine. 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.