It’s Valentine’s Day. We sang Christmas songs yesterday. And the day before that. People tell me all the time that life will get easier and I say no it just gets different. We are all faced with challenges. What we have to remember is to keep pushing forward. I look at Owen and I see all the obstacles he has overcome and how every day he is learning something new. He doesn’t have a connection to the holidays yet, but we celebrate through song and love. When Owen woke for the second time, the first time was too early to even think about, I wished him a happy Valentine’s Day. I leaned over and kissed him on the top of his head. He smiled from ear to ear. He leaned in again, wanting another kiss. He did this several more times and started giggling. The sparkle in his eyes makes my heart happy. Owen’s speech teacher wanted us to work more on adjectives with him. He does well with some of his descriptive words like colors and is great with numbers and letters, but knowing if something is bigger or smaller than another object he doesn’t always understand or he does and is not sure how to explain it. Also, Owen will do something for me that he won’t do at school or he’ll do something at school that he doesn’t necessarily do at home. Rules and routine play a big part in how Owen processes something. If a certain person works on a particular skill with him he associates it with the whole learning experience and may only want to do it with that same scenario. The more we repeat certain skills the more he is willing to do them. Today I handed Owen a new book I got for him. His whole face lit up with excitement. I’m thankful my sweet baby O loves learning and I’m grateful for everything he has taught me. Never give up. Through the rain, the sun will still shine. Find your strength and be inspired by the world around you. 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.