Here I sit waiting for the delivery of the day. To me, it’s a very exciting moment, but it may only be exciting for me. Owen has been watching a Baby Einstein video that features a toy. He watches the animals climb up the little ladder and circle down the rollercoaster-like ramps to get back to the ladder. I ordered the closest version I could find and it’s arriving today. I like to provide Owen with real-world examples of things he likes on his favorite videos and apps. I hoped that he would like it, but I also knew from previous experiences that it could go a thousand ways. It arrived, he watched me put it together, and he was overjoyed with it for about thirty minutes. He said, “you done” and ran off to play. I put it away without taking it apart. He came back about fifteen minutes later wanting it in the other room. I set it up for him and then I walked back to the kitchen for a minute. I turned back towards the living room to find it under the table all taken apart and him rolling on the floor. He was clearly overstimulated by it. And so it goes. I wondered how he would handle it. I’ll try it again in a few days, only for a few moments at a time. He clearly loved it when he first saw it, but there is too much of a good thing. He had such a great day otherwise, only a few times where the world seemed to be crumbling around him. He ate like a champ, trying multiple new things and even making his own combination of ice cream and veggie straws. He was extremely happy to be playing on his new “box” that grandma got him, a computer instead of a laptop. He likes the tower and once he has something set in his mind he likes the consistency of it. I’m thankful today. I’m stressed and I’m blessed. And I’m a little blue with emotions. This week has been hard on me. One of the hardest I’ve had in a long time, but I’m thankful for Owen’s smile and God’s grace. Today is one moment in time. Know that you are a lot stronger than you think you are. Keep moving 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.