All I ever wanted to be was a momma. I wanted to be just like my momma to be precise. I remember the moment they put Owen in my arms and I promised him I would be the best mommy I could be. He was my dream come true. This morning was probably one of the best mornings we’ve had in quite some time. Everything flowed from one moment to the next and he slept late, for us. I woke up and it was after five. I felt all around me and he wasn’t there. It always gives my heart a start when I can’t find him. And then I heard him stirring in his bed. A few minutes later he was beside me but then we slept another hour. Ahh, the glorious sleep. I’m still shocked but I’ll take it. His words had such clarity and meaning today, interchanging easily between English and so many of the other languages he knows. He was talking about one of our paintings and it had a bird on it. He listed off different birds and then started talking about a crow. “She is a crow” and then followed with “up in the sky”. I’m not sure what story he was referencing but I love when he explains what he is thinking about. He talked to Siri all morning. “Turn right that way in French”, he said. I thought oh we are in for it now. He is going to learn to tell me how to drive in all the languages. I heard him run to the living room when he was sitting on his swing. A few moments later he clomped past me in his bunny slippers. He wore them for a while and it was almost as quick as he put them on that he kicked them off his feet. The progress feels huge today. He asked to wear his new sandals and he then asked for them to be off immediately. Hey, I’ll take it. He had three pairs of shoes on in one day. Huge, huge, huge steps. He got a violin as a gift. He played it with me. I helped him move the bow but I think he gave me that look informing me that I didn’t know what I was doing and I was only making it squeak. He plucked the strings for several minutes and did a great job though. We made chocolate-covered strawberries tonight working on his fine motor skills. I want to keep encouraging his cooking skills as well. I may have to find recipes we can make with air and water if I keep eating all the desserts and he won’t eat any. My favorite part of my day though was when he wanted to see the fish. Although I felt like a fish out of water because I have hardly been to any stores since the pandemic started. I have all our groceries delivered and that helps me out tremendously. I took him to Cabela’s and before we walked to their big fish tank he walked up to one of the mannequins and put his hand in its hand. He said, “hi how are you today”. My sweet baby O is amazing. God gave me a beautiful gift. Yes, it’s Mother’s Day but I feel like he is the one that I should be celebrating. Find what makes your heart happy and go after your dreams. 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.