Owen had a two-hour delay this morning for school. Winter is upon us and possible icy conditions changed our routine. He was happy and energetic this morning. He got into bed with me at some point during the night but fell back asleep pretty easily, thankfully. When we woke he was ready to go. He knows his routine and he wanted to get to school. I told him we were on a delay and he handled it well. I saw a video and I thought I would see what he thought of it. It was a cartoon video and the characters were singing a rock song. He started clapping his hands. This to me, in itself, is amazing. He’s starting to get how his body can interact to the beat of the music. And then, then he started moving his feet. He looked down at them, continuing to clap the whole time, and he moved his feet up and down. I rejoiced. He’s been dancing more, clapping more, interacting more, but at that moment there was absolutely no coaching or coaxing to do it, purely moved by the feel of the music to his soul. The characters didn’t tell him to move, I didn’t tell him or show him how to move, he just did it. The movements weren’t new but the connection was. He felt it. I could see it on his face. I told him what a fantastic job he was doing and how proud of him I was. I have always made music a big part of our lives. As a baby, I would take his hands and put one on my heart and one on my mouth or throat so he could hear the vibrations and make a connection to the feel of the music. To see him dancing made me really happy. He is understanding more how his body works and his moving and a’grooving to the music proves it. I see progress and that makes my heart sing. Never give up. There are miracles around us everywhere we look. I see mine every day. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Make today matter. 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.