Some days I see the spark in Owen’s eyes like the sun shining right through them. His words exploded today. He was very alert and ready to go. And go all day, he did. He woke in the middle of the night but once he came to me he fell right back asleep. He slept until almost seven. It was like a miracle but he acted very tired yesterday so I kind of expected it. He woke and gave me a big hug. He started immediately towards his tablet after that but before I could get anything else out besides “Owen” he headed to the bathroom. The bathroom has become one of the things that he hasn’t been as concerned about as he should be. I remind myself that sometimes he puts these skills on a “shelf” leaving the skills there until he learns something new. It goes in phases. Today was a big language and connection day for him so forgetting or not going to the bathroom wasn’t on his mind. He asked Siri one phrase after another in today’s choice of Korean. He would ask her and then repeat the phrase. I always tell him to “say it, say the phrase” so that he will make the connection to the words. He lights up every time he asks Siri words. Some days I’m still in shock how many words and phrases he knows, easily asking me for chocolate milk and waffles for breakfast in green an, Japanese, French, and many more. I love how much he is learning. Earlier he was sitting on his big bouncy ball and he said, “gotta pump it up wanna help needs more air get pump”. There were so many amazing connections and words but the directions for me to get the pump made me smile. It didn’t need air but for him to tell me every bit of that made my heart soar. God has a plan. I always talk to Owen about God and church and what it means to us. I asked him if he knew why we went to church. He said, to “celebrate Christ gifts”. I celebrate the gift of my son every day and I am thankful he knows why we go to church. Find your inspiration, know that you are a lot stronger than you think you are, and start tomorrow determined to make it great. 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.