I think one of my absolute favorite things happened with Owen today and I know he doesn’t even completely understand what he said. I was trying to explain to him that there was no way I could know all the different languages in the world. He wants me to read what is under different videos on YouTube and then use the voice-activated option to find it. He wants to see other videos that are similar to them. He had pulled up a video in a language I didn’t even recognize. It was a Disney Junior video that someone had translated. Until the last week, Owen didn’t really want to use Siri on his tablet. Although he has liked to use Alexa. Once he is used to something he doesn’t always like to change. Now I think they will be in a heated conversation between the three of them at some point. When I was trying to explain to Owen that I really don’t understand most languages I said, “it’s impossible for me to know them all”. He didn’t miss a beat and said, “it is possible”. He’s my constant reminder that anything is possible if you put your heart and soul into it. He puts a whole new meaning to “I’m possible”. I hear him in the background asking Siri for “Disney Junior in spinach”. The days ahead will be long as the days of yesteryear but the joy I get from hearing Owen rapping in French, asking Siri for the languages like spinach, potato, and “germen”, and laughing as he hears her say, “I can’t translate into English yet” are music to my ears. He was then singing “baa black sheep” but switching between languages and quickly singing “Humpty Dumpty” in German. The road for 2020 was certainly less traveled but the lessons I’ve learned are never-ending. This year has taught me patience, understanding, and a thankfulness for the people that have helped this momma get through a very trying year. Tonight when the clock strikes midnight I’m celebrating our progress, victories, and the hope for the tomorrows yet to come. Never give up, believe in the hope of tomorrow. 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.