Some days it feels like everything is tumbling together and other days it’s like it is all tumbling apart. It’s like we are in one of those rock tumblers grinding our way through life and then there it is, I see all the progress Owen is making. Some days the screaming, screeching, and shrill sounds keep me from focusing on the progress but then I reflect on all that is happening with him, and my emotions are set in motion. I wasn’t sure how our morning would go but Owen sounded much better. He only had a few sniffles but nothing like it was. We got dressed and walked to the bus stop. He was happy to be going to school. We stood there and he asked Siri how to say many phrases and wanted to hear animal noises. He amazes me with his vocabulary now and I’m constantly wondering if he actually can read in other languages as well as speak it. He is starting to sound words out more. “Magical world of Disney tro intro”, he said, as he figured out how to pronounce the word “intro”. Last night he was talking to Alexa in Japanese. She was saying words half in English and half in Japanese. Owen said, “I can’t do that try something else in Arabic”. She responded by saying that she didn’t know what he meant and he started laughing. He repeated it again and he then answered her in Japanese. And I can only assume it was Japanese because she asked if he wanted her to translate in Japanese. I remind myself this is the little boy that the doctors said might not talk and not only does he talk but in more languages than I can imagine. I was sitting on the couch and he came to me. My shorts didn’t cover my knee but he ran from the other room when he realized he had to pull them over my knee. Everything has to be in order. When he got home from school he wanted to sit and snuggle with me. He laughed and held my hand. It felt great for him to sit with me, answering questions. He ate a huge dinner. I cooked fish and some veggies and he ate every bit of it. Plus, I gave him black cherry cranberry juice. At first, he told me, no but then he drank it all. I love when he branches out and tries new foods. He was really hyper today but he kept telling me he was happy. I have magnets with expressions on them and I asked him to show me what he was feeling and he kept it at happy all day. And that makes this momma happy. Find your happiness, reach for the stars, and know that you can change the 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.