I can’t wait to go bowling with Owen. I’m excited to see how he does. He’s very animated today; full of words and expression. He’s also hungry. Or like his momma, wants to talk about food. He asked for veggie straws this morning, but he didn’t even say the word “cracker” like he normally calls them. He actually asked for “veggie straw pwease”. I work with Owen on his manners and how to interact with people. This isn’t something that comes naturally for him. As we were leaving his daycare yesterday, he told them, “thank you”. I was excited for many reasons. I didn’t have to prompt him to say it and he said only the words “thank you”. I will say to him, “tell them thank you”. So, when he says it he will say the whole thing and occasionally adding “you’re welcome” to his string of words. This is huge progress. He is beginning to understand how sentence structure works and the usage of words in situations. There’s a calmness for me in his words and his bright blue eyes shining back at me. His words mean communication and being able to express what he needs and wants. That gives me hope for his independence and his future. Once upon a time Owen struggled to look at me, the doctors told me he probably wouldn’t talk, and the world became big and scary to both of us. At that moment in time, I chose to believe in my child and know that all things are possible. Every single day I tell him he is amazing and he can do anything he sets his mind to. As he looks over at me and says, “I wuv ewe”, there is no doubt in my mind he will accomplish great things and already has. If you can do anything today it is to believe in yourself, in your child, and in the world around you. Make today matter. 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.