I’m thankful Owen was feeling better this morning. I keep praying that the sickness will stay away. As soon as he woke he started asking for his teacher. I wasn’t convinced he was feeling completely fine but I let him go to school. When we stood waiting for the bus his words and actions amused me. I asked him to name three planets. He quickly named all of them and then said he wanted to name animals that started with M. When he was done I asked him if he could name three modes of transportation. He wanted to go back to naming animals but I said let’s do transportation first. He rattled off three and was back to animals. He heard the bus and started pointing toward the corner. He was excited to be going. When I picked him up for therapy his teacher said he had a pretty good day. We talked a lot on the way there. I told him he would have a busy week ahead. Monday he has a dentist appointment, Tuesday he goes back to the eye specialist, and Thursday his therapy. I’m sure there is something else I’m forgetting too. It seems like it only will get busier from here. I dream about the possible for Owen. I tell him all things are possible if he believes and he sets his mind to it. We just keep putting one foot in front of the other. His therapists said he did a great job but he was a little amped up from one of them being in a new room. Change is hard and change is harder when it is change. Any and all changes are harder unless they are wanted and then they are hard. They are hard but it shows progress for him as well but it will be something he tells me a lot about, for weeks, months, years to come. After we left his therapy we went to “ride the tractor with Goofy.” He was excited to go. He likes going to ride the bigger tractors because they all have seatbelts and this dude loves to talk about seatbelts and safety. When we were done he didn’t want to go get food but he did eat where we got home. I pray he rests well tonight and is feeling more like himself tomorrow. Even though he wasn’t feeling great he still laughed a lot and sang to me numerous times. For that I am thankful. The little things set the biggest rewards in motion. 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.