Owen slept pretty okish last night. He woke up at some point and got into bed with me. Then he slept until I got up to go to the bathroom and start our day. Before I could even get out of bed he told me to “sit.” I told him I couldn’t I had to go to the bathroom. He followed me pretty quickly after that. His words were incredible this morning. Thankful doesn’t even begin to cover my emotions for hearing his words still to this day especially when the doctors told me he might not talk. And the more connections he makes the more conversations we have. We were getting ready to go outside to wait for the bus and I realized there was a pumpkin in his backpack. When I pulled it out I dropped it. He said, “there’s my pumpkin you found it I didn’t know where it was.” The whole thing, his words, all his words. He’s probably heard some of those words together on a video or in other conversations but they all flowed from him almost effortlessly. There was a little hesitation in his voice with his words but it flowed nonetheless. When we were waiting for the bus he said, “Chip and Dale hide nuts.” I love how he comes up with these random tidbits he wants to share. His bus came around the corner and he was off. His teacher said he had an incredible day and rode the tricycle all around the gym by himself. What a glorious day for him. When he came home he first said he wanted to go to the park, then it was to the tractor and tents, but decided he wanted to see the “bridge flag rollercoaster.” I’m not sure why he decided to call the bridge a rollercoaster but as pitched as it is I would almost have to agree with him. Plus, there are railroad tracks under it so I think that adds to it. After he ate a snack we went walking with him in the “little red wagon.” He didn’t seem like he was feeling that great before we left but he really wanted to go on the walk. He was thrilled to get to the bridge. The pitch is so steep that it was hard for me to push him up to the top but we got there. He wanted to go across the bridge but I knew I would be exhausted if I pushed him up the hill twice. We turned around and I walked slowly down the same way we came. We didn’t stay gone long on our walk because it looked like it might rain and that would have upset him. He didn’t eat too much for his dinner and he wanted to sit with me in the “white bed.” So we sat a lot tonight. I pray he is not getting sick. He went to sleep very quickly. I cling to his words today and his incredible growth. I’m thankful for every inch we crawl forward. Never give up on the hope for tomorrow. Believe in yourself and the rest will follow. 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.