The day was probably one of the best we’ve had in a very long time. And we’ve had some pretty amazing days lately. But even as wonderful as today was walking out my door is one of the hardest things I have to do sometimes. I never know when the rollercoaster ride will be at the slow speed or when we will be caught hanging upside down in one of the loops. I breathe. The blue pants always get us at a moment that I’m not prepared for even though this has been going on for over a year. Owen was a happy boy once again. There was lots of talking and interacting with me. He was calm and went straight to the bathroom when he woke up after sleeping all night. I love mornings like these. After I got my coffee we went back to my bed. He cut me off running ahead to get his tablet. I started tickling him and the laughter was exactly what I needed. His tablet was forgotten for several minutes as I tickled him and told him that he cut me off. He laughed harder. He always wants to race to my bed to get his tablet. He said again he was ready to see Santa today because it was December. He had a shirt on and then after we talked about going he changed his mind and picked out the other shirt. I didn’t know it was one he liked but he selected it to see Santa in. When I picked him up from school I talked to his teacher about his behavior and how we thought he was progressing. I’m thankful that she looks at every child and sees potential in them and fosters their growth. I always feel blessed that she is Owen’s teacher. He talked to me about going into his therapy sessions again. I love that he asks me to go in with him. I told him that maybe next week I’d let him go without me. I love going in but I also don’t want to distract him and I know it is good for him to learn from others as well. For speech therapy, they did it a little differently and his best friend got to be in the same session with him. He loved being with his friend and they did great. It’s great for them to learn together in a different environment as well. Once he got past his last therapist’s pants he did well. After therapy we went to the tractors and he loved them. We next went to see Santa because it was December he kept saying. He walked up to him as happy as could be, talking about the snow and presents that were next to him. They took his picture and he told Santa he wanted a sleigh, new hat, candy canes, and a puppy for Christmas. They didn’t have any tents up but he sat in the big chair. And the guy that talked to Owen last time about the fish told him that there were new fish for him to see. When Owen saw his favorite fish he told me once again he wanted to take it to his dentist to fix his teeth. He also wanted me to send his picture to his teacher. He had a great evening, eating lots of snacks, and a big dinner. We have been busy all week, technically since last week, and he has done amazingly. He told me he was excited about school tomorrow and that makes this momma happy. I’m thankful for his smile and his laughter. There is so much joy from hearing him share his story with the people around him. Tomorrow is a brand new day. Let yesterday go and know that you can change your world. 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.