If we could sleep that would be golden. Owen woke numerous times before he technically even fell asleep last night. Me, I was having trouble keeping my eyes open. He came to me quickly it seemed but fell right back asleep. Me, not so much. He woke knowing he had school and he had to put his glasses on. He said, pointing to my glasses, “glasses off leave your glasses off”. He went on to touch his face, saying, “glasses on”. I told him as soon as he went to the potty I would get his glasses for him. I was happy he asked about them. I thought about all the progress he has made. He was off to school shortly. Two more days, my heart aches a little for the new routine we will have to establish for the rest of the summer. He’s been doing well the last few days and I want that to continue. He went to spend a few hours with his grandma while I went to an appointment. I told him yesterday that I would let him go by the windows and the eagle flags since he didn’t yell at me on the way home from church. And I told him that if he didn’t scream on the way to grandma’s house that we could go by them again on the way home. He was amazing. No screams to grandma’s house and he only told me a few directions. I asked him if he knew what we had to do in the car and he said, “breathe count to one hundred”. Hallelujah, I mean absolutely hallelujah. When I picked him up to come home we had to go on a detour immediately leaving my mom’s house. There was an accident but it didn’t phase him one bit. I told him we had to go around and he said a few things about where I needed to turn but was very calm about it. When we got to the main road he said, “let’s do the alphabet can you name something that starts with A nah not really alligator starts with A”. I heard some of my words coming from him and then he said, “deep breffs deep breffs”. I wanted to cry, I wanted to rejoice, and I wanted to yell yipeedoodlecakes as loud as I could. I told him he was doing amazing and we would be home soon. He said, “chicken nuggets french fries please”. It had been storming as we were driving home and there were double rainbows. As we stopped at a light the rainbow move down towards us and we were in engulfed the beautiful colors. I tried to explain it to Owen, I wanted him to see the beauty around us but truly it was my pot of gold right there on the street with no screaming all the way home. I’m thankful he was able to find his calm and work through his emotions. I made sure to tell him that we can’t go every day the same way but he could go see the windows again soon. I made sure he understood how proud I was of him and that he did absolutely fantastic. I’m thankful for this victory. Tomorrow is a brand new day and we will take it one step at a time. Celebrate your victories no matter how big or small celebrate them all. 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.