The routine speaks volumes in our daily life. I’m thankful that it helps Owen process what is expected of our day, but it can also cause Owen stress if it doesn’t always go according to plan. He’s ready for church. He was ready to go to church at four in the morning. Old time, new time, I’m not even sure. With the time change, it will confuse us for weeks to come. It seems to confuse me in general. Church gave us both what we needed. When Owen walks to our bathroom he gets very distracted by the way the lights shine in our hallway. He dances with glee from the hall to his room, making happy EEEEE sounds as he goes. His hands move in a rhythm all their own and he continues to stare at the wall where the light switch is. One of the hardest moments for me is not knowing how to help Owen, even through his happy moments. I don’t really know why he gets so excited about how the light radiates in the hall and I don’t know what I can do to give him that joy with something else. I ask him questions, but he doesn’t know how to explain it, so all I can think of is the light’s reflection is what is making him happy. His joy brings me joy. There isn’t always an easy explanation about life, but there is a great feeling when you see someone growing in their life. Find your joy, change your world, and know that you are important. 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.