“I love ewe Owen”, he said. I made the sign for ‘I love you’ and asked him if he knew what it meant. I love that he added his name to the sentiment. I’m so excited about how much he is reading now. I know many of the words he has memorized but that’s truly half the battle of learning a language. He knows that if he wants me to help him find the videos that we have to read the captions under them first. He will randomly yell out “toaster” as we are reading the captions. I’m not sure how that word became the go-to word but he says it when he doesn’t understand one of the words. I need to show him a video that says the word toaster so he can see it. He interacted a lot with me tonight, asking for his milk and snacks adding please. He was much calmer than he has been in several days and ate a ton of food. I’m shocked some days how much he eats. He devoured a huge pile of shrimp and potatoes after he snacked all afternoon. He listened well tonight with instructions about our activities, he even played his guitar for me. I love that music has become important to him and he will play without me even prompting him. We talked about emotions again and how he makes me extremely happy. The path to tomorrow is not always smooth but we will travel the road together. Everyone has a story to tell, share your story because someone will be walking that same path beside you. 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.