Today felt like a good day to have one of those great days. Sure we had our moments but those moments even lead to victories. I have to say Owen amazes me more and more every day. He was watching a video and it was in Hindi. It was about a bee. I said, “what is the bee doing” and he said, “flying to the flowers his home is a hive”. Then he said something and I can only assume it was in Hindi or another language. Tears are forming in my eyes thinking about the little boy that would hardly look at me and the doctors told me he might not ever talk. He does talk and not only does he talk but he sings and speaks in more languages than I can even imagine. And in full sentences. That’s the beauty of the internet. My son is teaching himself every language he comes across from the whole wide beautiful world. And the exciting part is he is understanding what he is saying and able to tell me what is happening right on the screen in front of him. I’m watching this amazing miracle unfold in front of me. This morning he helped me make chocolate covered pretzels. He stood there holding the pretzel rods with me as we dipped them in the chocolate. He even tried one. He’s not a big sweets eater even though chocolate milk is his favorite drink. He ate some of the chocolate though. We’ll try other varieties and other options. Chocolate chip cookies are next on our list. He loves watching cooking shows so I thought we should start making more things together. We had barbecue sandwiches for dinner. I’m trying to teach him how to eat a sandwich without squishing it. Who doesn’t want to squish a sandwich but he sat there eating it after he took one side of the bread off. I was surprised he was eating the barbecue and then to not put it in his hair was one of my big blessings for the day and even bigger was it didn’t go in his toes. We sat and laughed a lot today. He played with his rollercoasters. He asked me for things with manners. And he fell asleep in my arms under his tent. We chose to count our blessings. And we can count them one by one. My miracle smiles back at me every day. Find your blessings and know that you are worthy of every single one of them. 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.