Today I thinking about tomorrow. I’m focusing on the gleam in Owen’s eyes when he talks about the things he loves. A week ago he took his first gymnastics class and since that class he asks about going back every day. Gymnastics might takeover his love for bowling; we’ll still try to do both. His excitement for gymnastics makes me thankful for all that it means. When your child learns to express themselves using their words, their emotions it’s a beautiful progression to watch. During the early years, I was there holding Owen tight when he would scream if we tried to do anything that involved instructions, steps, or interactions of any kind. It was hard for him to process. And it was hard for me to understand why it was so difficult for him. If I tried to make him sit for too long or put puzzle pieces together, even would I put his clothes on him the emotions for both of us were overwhelming. He would pull my hair out of frustration for the situation, continuing to meltdown on the floor, or scream in my face. This could last for hours. Finding motivators for Owen was difficult. There weren’t many toys he liked or even wanted to interact with once he got out of that early toddler stage. All I wanted was answers and instead, I got more questions. So now to hear my sweet baby O request to go to an activity and also go eat afterward fills my heart with joy. I try to focus on the tomorrows yet to come. I see his growth, he inspires me to grow, and I see the possible in him every day. Never give up. Today is one moment in time. Focus on the positive, be the change, and know that you can do it. 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.