He sat reading to himself. I was thrilled to hear Owen reading one of his new favorite books, sitting in his chair, more like how a bat would hang. It’s good to hear his words. He has his books memorized but he still takes his finger and moves them around the page like he is reading them. He can read though. His vocabulary is getting stronger every day. And he is quickly becoming my little math whiz. I love it when he spouts out math problems. “One plus two ecos free”, he says. Some nights all I can do is pray the world is quiet. It was a rough night for him. He kept yelling at me over everything. I can tell he is already out of routine and he hasn’t even missed school yet but he knows. He won’t see his teacher for a whole week. I want to cry. When he went to bed he did the crying. He couldn’t express why but it’s all so much for him. And then the neighbor’s grandkids kept screaming outside which woke him up screaming. He was asleep for once early and then after that, it took him two hours to really fall asleep fully. I wish I could explain to him why they were screaming or what was happening. I wish I could help him understand that right now it is anything but routine in our world. Instead, all I can do is hold him and tell him I love him. I am focusing on his words from this morning when we first woke up, “are you happy today”. His words brightened my day and made my heart swell. Today is one moment in time. We grow, we learn, we move forward. Find your strength and keep pushing 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.