Owen was happy about his day ahead. He was excited about school and he knew today was therapy day. We got to the bus stop and he wanted to know how to say “bus”, “stop sign”, and “drive” in Portuguese. When he watches videos I’m amazed at how much he comprehends in all the other languages and is able to tell me about what they are saying. When I picked him up from school I talked with his teacher for a few moments. We are trying to prepare him for summer break. My heart aches writing it out and looking at those words. Every single break is hard for Owen. I know how much he loves school and then when he can’t go it throws him into meltdowns and sadness. By approaching it differently I’m hoping that it will be better for him. His teacher said to us, sixteen more days of school and then you will be with mommy until August. We then discussed what he had for lunch and he told me “spaghetti”. When we got home from therapy I asked him what he wanted to give his teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week. He told me, “August”. We printed out a calendar for his teachers and he drew on them and I knew she would understand. I asked him what planet we live on and he said, “earth”. I asked him to name a gaseous planet, he said, “Uranus”. I went on to asked him which planet has rings. He replied, “Saturn” and I thought he going to start asking me questions I don’t know so I better stop. I asked him, what's your favorite instrument. He said, “drums and donut” and spelling out the word donut. When we talk about certain words or letters he always says more words that all begin with that letter. He still struggles with the sound of some letters so we work on those more. His progress is outstanding though and as he pointed up he said, “u p that spells up up in the sky a rocket a bird a plane” and I knew the sky is the limit for my sweet baby O. Never give up on the miracle yet to happen. It’s coming. Dream big and dream often for tomorrow’s a brand new day. 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.