Owen didn’t sleep all night long but at least he came to me and went right back to sleep for a few hours. And so did I. Exhaustion has been heavy lately. I’m thankful he has been calmer though. His words and actions are getting stronger every day. He didn’t want to read with me this morning and I didn’t push it. I want him to still have choices. I told him since he read to me last night we could skip this morning. I told him that I really enjoy reading together so I hoped he would want to read with me tomorrow. He listened when I told him we needed to get ready for school. He dragged his feet some but he did great. He saw a bag that was hanging on our coat tree. It was like the reusable shopping bags and he said, “that’s a present.” I said, “do you want a present?” He said, “no you give present.” He is really thinking everything through. We went outside to wait for the bus and he wanted Siri to say phrases in all the different languages. Sometimes he just listens to the phrases but today he was repeating them all. He felt very strong and vibrant to me today. His teacher sent me a note telling me how great he was doing and that he was doing better about thinking through and answering questions. This makes me so happy. His progress is amazing. He watches a video and it uses a ladybug for the letter i and says it is an insect. He always shows me the screen and says “i is for iguana” and then he says “this is a ladybug kinda an insect kinda a bug”. When he was eating his dinner he spilled some of his milk on the floor. Before I could even react he got up and got the paper towels, all the paper towels but at least he was wiping up his spilled milk, all by himself, and without screaming or being upset. He really didn’t get much of the milk up but he was doing it all by himself and that was the important part. He doesn’t understand that he has to tear the towels from the roll so they were strung across the room but I looked at that moment as huge growth. He is thinking through problems and solving them. He fell asleep quickly and I’m praying that he at least sleeps as much as he did last night. Thankful for his growth and these moments that make me so proud. The journey of life can be challenging but remember tomorrow is a brand new day and there will be victories to win. 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.