Some days you have to believe in the hope of tomorrow and set your sights on that moment. Yesterday is written in stone so we must focus on our future. Sure I look back at the past, sometimes even dwelling too much on it but moving forward is what we have to do. I look back over the years and think about the moment that may have changed our lives. I took Owen off of gluten and dairy when he was little. He now has them back in his diet but taking him off dairy is what I think was the biggest change for him. I’ll never know but for us, I feel it was the right choice. I look back at the video of him being able to say the letters as he pulled them out of the box is all the proof I need. And now today I can’t tell you how many languages he speaks. He’s still making connections to all his words but I think about how far he has come. He woke at some point in the night but he went right back to sleep when he came to me. When it was time to get up for school he immediately started talking about “two more minutes”. He didn’t want to get up yet. However, he did want to go to school and was very vocal about it. The bugs were making way too much noise for him and he wanted me to “turn the bugs off”. He picked up my hand and moved it in the direction of the window. I told him that I couldn’t turn them off but he doesn’t understand that. I remember telling my Grammy so many times that the bugs were too loud. I remember I would call her late at night or early in the morning complaining about the bugs waking me up. His words reminded me of those times with my Grammy. She told me there was nothing we could do about them. She didn’t care what time you would call her she was always up or ready to talk. We didn’t have much time so we got ready and quickly headed to the bus stop. He wanted to walk in every which direction but he was happy to be going to school. We stood there for a couple of minutes and then his bus arrived. The smile he had was contagious and off he went to see his teacher and friends. When he came home from school the night went fast. We played some games together, ate dinner, and he helped me paint. Getting ready for bed was not the option Owen wanted but he fell asleep quickly once we got there. I’m thankful he had a good day and I pray tonight is the night he sleeps. Go after your dreams and change your 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.