I prayed a lot today. I may or may not have had a few heart attacks along the way as well. Let’s just say my boy has been very creative on his ideas for fun. And I can’t wait until he can go back to gymnastics. I walked to the kitchen to get him more milk and I turned around to see him trying to catapult himself off of his small trampoline in attempts to fly through the basketball hoop. He then stood under it trying to put his head through the hoop itself. It’s his height so it was really easy for him to try and stick his head in it. I then convinced him to play traditional basketball. He’s been very expressive today, using lots of his words, and requesting different things throughout the day. He is getting really good about removing lids as I found out when I accidentally knocked over a jar of bubbles that we had played with. I thought the lid was on, but when he took them back out of the cabinet he must have opened them as well. I took him for a walk this evening. He knows where he wants to go and he will put his feet down when I don’t go the right way. I push him in his stroller, but that’s getting harder and harder to do. He likes to put his feet on the wheels to make me turn or he completely puts his feet on the ground causing me to stop. I try to explain to him that I can’t push him if he puts his feet on the wheels or ground, but I also see it as part of his agenda on what he wants to do. He wants to go a certain way and he wants to look at specific things on our journey. I think about how our world has changed over the last month and adapting to these changes have been difficult on us both, but the last few days it seems like he is handling it better and I hear him playing more of the videos that I’ve saved for him of friends and family, so I see progress and acceptance. I want to overthink everything, but instead, I’m going to breathe and remind myself that under the circumstances we are doing great, that’s what I’m convincing myself of. Owen’s smiling, laughing, and learning to express himself more and more each day. And that makes this momma happy. Through life’s challenges remember you are not alone. Keep pushing forward. 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.