The days are all blending together. I felt like Owen made huge strides yesterday, but with that also came exhaustion from me. He is a constant ball of energy and I’m constantly drained of energy. The rules, the routine, the strategies, and constant noise keep my mind tumbling to stay one step ahead of Owen. Even now when I have a few minutes before I start my day I’m listening to the noise of the automatic vacuum cleaner refusing to pick up the beans from the sensory bin and veggie straws thrown around the room. I think that robot met its match when it moved in with us. I cried a lot yesterday. Happy tears, sad tears, and the thank you God tears when you see the lighted way. There were victories and challenges, but we got through them all. I went to bed knowing that my sweet baby O knows my heart. He woke this morning with one thing on his mind, “gym naStic natic natic”. I signed him up for gymnastics and he starts today. I explained to him last week that we were going. We had gone to a birthday party at a gym and he loved playing in the big foam pit and walking on the balance beam. I’m hoping that it will help him learn more hand and eye coordination, not to mention safety and that his surroundings are important. He will walk down a set of stairs without a care in the world, backwards, forwards, sideways, and not think twice about it. If he was careful it would be one thing, but he doesn’t always look where he is walking. I’m ready to see my sweet baby O spread his wings a little more when we go to his gymnastics lesson. It’s at a place we’ve not been before so sometimes that causes him anxiety when we don’t go down the expected roads, but the journey will be well worth the roads we travel. Never give up. Look at the possibilities of what the day will hold and focus on that moment. 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.