It was not easy for Owen to fall asleep last night but he slept all night once he did. Well, our version of all night. He slept until four, came to me, and then slept for a couple of hours more. I’ll take it. I wasn’t sure how he would react to the bus after yesterday’s events but I was so pleased with his response. He was excited to get on the bus and ready to see his teacher. And he did great on the bus ride home, all smiles, and asking to go again as soon as he stepped foot off the bus. As upset as he was I can tell that the bus driver and aide worked with him to talk him through the situation. I showed him several bus repair videos last night and talked to him about his experience. He couldn’t tell me if it helped and he didn’t want to watch the videos but I wanted him to know that we were all here to support him. That’s one of the hardest parts of this journey to me, knowing he can’t always express his feelings and emotions. I talk to him about what it means to smile, cry, rejoice, be mad, annoyed, and every other component of emotions I can think of. He doesn’t like it when I wear my emotions on my sleeve but I think it’s because he doesn’t understand how to process or handle them. We learn, we grow, we love, and that’s how we are a team. Never give up. Tomorrow is only a day away and it can be your brand new start. 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.