Owen got into bed with me at some point. I think I was too tired to even realize what time it was. Thankfully he fell back asleep easily and so did I. When I woke for the day he was at the foot of my bed. I have a rail on the side of the bed, but I have no footboard. It always worries me that he will fall out of the bed; fortunately, he never has. He woke in a good mood and I woke determined to be in a good mood. He actually got out of bed without me telling him ten times and he went to the potty without hesitation. We’ve had a few bumps in the road for the potty train, but they are minor when you consider all of the moments of time leading up to this day. I still can’t believe it and I still wait for the ”what’s going to happen next” phase. After years of Owen being in diapers, we are here at this stage. I want to say finally, but I know all of the moments in time my sweet baby O had to go through to get to this point. It hasn’t been a walk in the park for him, so it’s more of a huge celebration for life and progress. I try not to dwell on the woulda, coulda, shoulda beens, but instead rejoice in the now. I get mad at myself for not figuring out ways to help him sooner or get us both through something differently, but here we are and my little miracle amazes me every day. We read books together yesterday and played games, we talked and sang songs. I’m thankful for the interactions and cherish these moments. We were in the car several times over the weekend and I felt like there was a lot of progress with that as well. I got him a book to keep in the car and he dropped it several times but was able to pick it up with his feet. The one time he couldn’t he cried and cried until I was able to turn a corner and it moved to where he could get it. Even through his tears, I felt like he was calmer than he normally is. He embraced the book idea, figured out how to pick it up with his feet, and “reads” it periodically as we are going down the road. Find joy in the little things, be proud of your accomplishments, and know that you are a lot stronger than you think. 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.