When the miracle strikes and you get to see it right before your very eyes it makes it that much sweeter. The rollercoaster ride is always full of twists and turns and my sweet baby O keeps me on my toes but today felt good, exhausting, but good. Today was a little different for Owen. I picked him up from his grandma’s house instead of him riding the bus. When we came home he wanted to tell me which way to go. I kept driving. He did okay with it but he screamed a little. When we got home I put on my new bunny slippers. I got them because I wanted to see if he would noticed. He did, immediately. “That’s a’bunny slippers”, he said. I told him to put his on and we would be matching. He did. This made my heart happy. For the child that has a hard time with wearing shoes when it is not time to wear shoes and then add on different types of shoes at that, it’s huge. He stood next to me trying to step on my feet as he always does and I took a picture of our slippers. I wanted to shout it from the rooftops. This is one of those big steps. After a while, he took them off and left them in the middle of the floor. Every few days I have Owen help me paint the backgrounds of our paintings with a hand-over-hand method working on his fine motor skills and then I paint the rest. I put the paint on the canvas, called him to come help me, and then got some coffee. He came rushing past me, picked up the paint brush, and started painting it on his own. So much joy and a bug step for him. After his bath, I told him to put his bunny slippers up. Instead of putting them up, he put them on, and he wore them to bed. I told him that he didn’t need to wear them in bed so I put them next to the bed and I told him I didn’t wear mine to bed either. He was not happy with this so I told him he could wear them tomorrow. He was still upset so I tried to distract him by talking about the alphabet. He stopped me and told me he wanted to wear blue boots tomorrow. I told him I didn’t have blue boots but I could get him some. He said, “blue boots in the box come”. I think he’s starting to get a hang of this asking for things he wants. I truly can’t imagine he will want to wear them but hey he asked for them. He asked for his bunny slippers again and told me he wanted “white bunny slippers in the box come”. For a kid that doesn’t want to wear many shoes, he asked me for two new pairs. And wanted to wear his slippers to bed. In and out of sleep he went. Each time he woke, he popped his head up, asking to get his bunny slippers and “put dem on”, repeating the word “on” several times. He sang to me in numerous languages and got mad at me again because I still can’t speak Thai. And after looking it up there are numerous Thai languages. I might should learn how to refer to all these languages at some point. It’s a little daunting realizing that he can say or sing phrases in at least fifteen languages that I know of and he wants me to be right there talking to him. Believe in miracles, believe in grace, and believe with all your heart that you are worthy. Smile and let the world see you shine. 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.