When you want to cry but you have to remain strong, that about covers my day. I was screaming on the inside and crying on the outside but I’m giving myself credit for coping. Right now we are all in challenging times. We all have a story that is changing daily. And we all would like a moment of calm. Owen doesn’t understand what is going on in our world. Heck, how can I even explain it to him when I don’t completely understand how this is all possible. He was watching a video on his tablet and he randomly said, “I want spring please”. I’m not really sure what it was in reference to but I thought spring is the new awakening every year and as daunting as our daily lives are I should still be thankful for the little things. Owen hugged me more today than he normally does, which is generally a lot. He probably knew I needed it. Or maybe he needed it. Either way, I was thankful. His reading is coming along beautifully. He is getting more and more frustrated with the voice-activated option and he is learning to spell the words he wants into the search. I remind myself once again the doctors told me he might not talk. Not only is he talking but he is soaring. He pulled up YouTube on the television and he was searching for the video he wanted. He had to arrow through each of the letters. I wasn’t watching him at first and then I started hearing him say letters out loud as he was finding them on the letter grid. The progress was amazing and I thought what a gift it is to be able to see this unfolding. When we came home today as soon as we turned on our street he started saying the name of it. This was the sprinkles on top of that hot fudge sundae kinda day. I dream of life skills for my sweet baby O and they are getting stronger every day. Never give up. Keep pushing forward, dream big, be inspired, and be the change. 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.