Well, it's spring in April and Owen got the yucks. I kept him home from school today and he was not happy but handled it well. I was hoping we would avoid it this year but seems like every year when things start blooming his nose starts running. From morning to night I saw such growth in him. He actually wiped his nose, with a tissue, and threw it away. It wasn’t perfect but for him to even attempt to wipe his nose was unbelievably huge. I sent a note to his teacher, telling her he wasn’t going to be there today. I told her about Owen saying he had lettuce for lunch yesterday and she told me there was lettuce on his plate. My boy’s world is opening up so big. I got him a ball that collapses flat to throw like a frisbee. He flattened it and he said, “it is a pancake”. That was a great connection to me. He threw it and it bounced back into the ball shape. He picked it up again and handed it to me. I am truly amazed how everything seems to be intriguing to him now and he’s more engaged. Rosie’s Walk is a book I got him and it’s now one of his go-to favorites. I heard him ask for the book on YouTube. He sat there watching the video about the book, talking to the person reading the story. The day of victories kept coming. He was listening to a video in French and it said, “excusez moi”. I said, “do you know what that means”? He said, “excuse me mommy it French”. I think my boy knows his languages. I got him several yogurts and offered Owen peach, strawberry, or key lime. He said, “brown yogurt please”. I had chocolate too but thought I would see if he wanted to try one of the other ones. He struggled to fall asleep tonight, between the sniffling nose and him repeating all the words he could think of in Korean. He finally fell asleep and I thought what a great day for his growth. I’m sorry my sweet baby O is not feeling well but boy, oh boy, how much did my boy accomplish in one day. He sang his heart out tonight before he took his bath and all his words flowed right through his music. He held his ukulele and he said, “I want violin”. The gifts he has given me with his words and smile I will never forget. Dream big, love with all your heart, and know that the possibilities are endless when you believe. 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.