Traveling through my emotions while Owen traveled through the streets of our city on the new map app I downloaded for him seemed to be how the day went. I had grand plans of us going somewhere today but I also realized we would be doing something every day for almost the next week. It’s a lot for him to process and it’s a lot for me to watch him process. Plus, sitting felt like what I needed to do today. It’s never technically sitting but it is what tends to happen. I slept better than I had in a while but I didn’t fall asleep until after midnight. I thought I heard Donald Duck talking to me in my dreams but I quickly realized that it was Owen on his tablet. He had slept until a little after five and so the day began. He was in a good mood for most of the day except when I suggested we go somewhere so instead we spent our day eating, sitting, laughing, and technically driving all over the world from the comfort of our own home. It was mostly the windows, blue river, brown underpass, green underpass, and the “building with the boy.” His little southern accent gets me every time he asks for me to help him when he would get too far off the area. I’m amazed at how much he found and that he figured out how to download the app on his backup tablet. He has been watching videos that people take while they are driving. He was watching the video and then would go to the app and find the streets that were in the video. I truly don’t know how he finds it and why it even surprises me that he does. You would think I would be used to it by now but he still amazes me all the time. We played lots of games together and he asked dozens of times when he was going back to school. He knows but he still wanted me to confirm it. He is ready for his big Thursday. We are meeting our friends at our church so the kids can ride bikes and play and then Owen will go to therapy. I’m thankful for a good day. Sometimes we need a little downtime to reset our days. He played his ukulele for me before he went to bed and I’m so proud of how far he has come. He’s starting to put his fingers on the notes and that is huge. I know it will all come together for him and he will be playing beautiful music he writes in no time. Find the music that soothes your soul and warms your heart. 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.