I got sleep and Owen got sleep. Let’s start the party right there. Not as much as I needed, but I am thankful Owen slept all night. He woke early, but then fell back asleep for another hour in my bed, not wanting to get up at that point. The bus, school, grandma motivation was in full swing this morning. I started saying all the things that he would miss if he didn’t get up. We had a much better night, but we were gone for most of it. This is helpful and hard all balled up in one. We went to his wellness checkup and the doctor was pleased. He’s still my tiny little dude, but he has finally started gaining weight and getting taller. He had remained pretty much the same size for about three years, so to see this big growth spurt is comforting. I believe the weight he put on is all muscle because he is exceptionally strong. After his doctor's appointment, I took him to his Wednesday night church program. He is thriving at church. We didn’t stay long, but I still wanted him to go. My pure exhaustion kept me from leaving him there very long. The routine of it helps us through our week though, plus he absolutely loves it. I know he feels the love they give him and knowing your child is being taken care of by people that see the child and not the need is a wonderful feeling. They are helping him to embrace his love for music even more. When he sings with his true voice, not mimicking a video, he has perfect pitch. He also has a natural rhythm about him. As he learns how his body works he is dancing and moving more in a coordinated effort. He bends over to watch what his legs do as he dances. He will extend his arms out shaking his hands with an exuberance. There’s nothing better than watching your child grow and thrive. I remind myself of where we’ve come from. He inspires me every day to work harder and be a better me. Find what inspires you, love yourself, and live your dreams out loud. 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.