February 11th, 2021
Know Thursday. My heart aches for a million reasons. It also rejoices. Owen looks so much older to me today. His smiles, his screams, his laughter, his words, and his cries overwhelmed me and delighted me throughout the day. The snow and the ice kept him from going to school and when he realized he wasn’t going he cried in my arms for his teacher. I wanted to scream at the snow. Any and every break is hard on him and especially when I can’t prepare him for having the day off. Tomorrow is already a two-hour delay and I’m on pins and needles praying that he gets to go to school. He did well throughout the day but as daylight faded he asked over and over again for his teacher. He doesn’t understand the calendar, only recently has he even wanted to look at one, but his internal clock tells him exactly what day of the week it is and what time in his realm it is. He kept himself busy working on his apps and in today's edition of nursery rhymes “hickory dickory donkey” in Portuguese and Japanese were the big hit followed by Humpty Dumpty in Russian. Arabic and Korean are also quickly becoming two of his favorite languages to listen to and I keep wondering how many words, phrases, and languages he knows. Out of the blue, he will randomly start saying something in one of the languages. The sky’s the limit for my sweet baby O. As he learns more words and languages I hope and pray it will help him comprehend his emotions too. My sadness was thick as he screamed because his tablet was running slowly. I felt his pain but I didn’t know how to calm his worry. Through time we grow together. Dance in the rain, smile in the sun, and ride the waves of life knowing you are not alone. Smiles to all and donut daze!
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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.