Thankful, okay, so beyond thankful, Owen slept all night, in his bed. He woke, ran to my bed, proceeded to jump right on my belly, as he was getting in the bed, and when I made a slight groaning noise, he said, “are you cranky”. My first thought was I love these morning conversations. I told him no, asking him if he was. He didn’t answer, but went on to tell me he wanted his milk. Milk truly means his tablet; milk, however is his go to choice to say, so I’ll get out of bed. Today was another snow day for us. His school was first on a two hour delay at first, but then they cancelled it; right after I told him that he was going to school. I told him he was going to see his grandma, so he was happy with that. Days that aren’t routine throw us off; even if he is happy with what is happening it can still set forth a change for the rest of our day. As we were driving this morning, he started talking to me about the stoplights. I try to tell him exactly what will happen as we are going along. As we were approaching the stoplights, he said, “stop at the wed wight”, he went on, “gween wight means go stop at the red wight” and then he screamed, as we had stopped for the red light. I want him to understand the process of the lights, so it doesn’t cause him as much anxiety. Driving with Owen can be very emotional for me, the screaming alone can put me on edge, but I try to find ways to comfort, and distract him, as we drive along. I listen to his speech, trying to determine how to help him process sounds. He still has a hard time with certain letters, especially when they are at the beginning, or the end of words. Every day we grow, we learn, and we do this as a team. His smile is my inspiration. Take the gift of today, and find what inspires you. 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.