When Owen was younger I would hear him listening to videos in numerous languages. It seemed like he thought it was one big language. I now realize he was soaking it all in. The word “amazing” keeps running through my head when I think about it. Every day I can see his language skills increasing and I know he is starting to recognize each language as its own language. I filled his glass with milk and he said, “thank you”. I said, can you say it in French. He said, “thank you for the chocolate milk momma” but it was all in French. It almost feels like he is grasping sentence structure easier in other languages. “Penguins in the box the come”, was another big part of our night. He talked about it and gave the penguins their adventure on the rollercoaster. He wants to tell me about some other toy he wants but he doesn’t know how to yet but it will come. It took me forever to get him into his bath and then it took another forever to get him out of the bath. If you don’t do things in the right order it throws the whole night off. He wanted to drink the bath water. It’s hard to convince him not to drink it. He sang himself to sleep. “H h h horse that’s a good one”, he sang out, “hen that’s a good one”. He fell asleep in my arms and starting into the Js. The chaotic from last week has moved to the calm of this week and I’m very thankful. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings. Never give up on the hope of tomorrow. The doctors told me Owen might not talk and here he is singing to me and talking in numerous languages. Hold on to the hope, share your dreams, and make tomorrow matter. 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.