When Owen knows he is going to see one of his favorite people he wants to make sure he doesn’t miss it. “Tablet tablet” I heard after he asked when he was going to see her about twenty times in a row. I was happy, very happy that he was happy except that it wasn’t even three o’clock in the morning. He still wasn’t processing our day but I was thankful he was happy. He didn’t understand when she was coming or what we were doing but he was excited. He was also anxious because having people at our house is hard for him. He has set rules in mind about where people should be and having someone here is hard for him because we are the ones that are supposed to be here. Even though he woke early he was very happy. He was also very concerned about timing and what he was missing but I focused on the happy part. He is definitely growing. He ate a huge breakfast and then for lunch, he requested waffles, four waffles to be precise. He finished those and requested chips. The waffles felt almost like second breakfast but it was hours in between because he woke up so early. He heard me listening to a video I made the other day of him riding his bike. He has a hard time hearing me or someone else he knows is a recorded voice. As I played it he came to stand next to me and he told me to “pause that.” At first, it didn’t dawn on me what he said but I explained that it was fine and it was when we were playing the other day. He said, “pause that” again. I stopped until he was out of earshot and finished listening. I didn’t want to cause a meltdown over it. Not much longer and our friend came. We talked about all kinds of things. It took Owen a while to process everything but he really did great. He read one of his books for her and played a couple of his instruments. Afterward, we went to the park and he enjoyed riding his bike. When we came home, we drove by all his favorite places and then told our friend goodbye. It was a great day and I was very proud of how he handled everything. He once again ate a huge dinner and then played on his tablet. Bedtime was quick, and he is ready for his Saturday. I hope that he sleeps all night and has a great day. His laughter and that beautiful smile is what makes my heart whole. Be inspired by the world around you and know that you can change the world with your smile. 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.