The rollercoaster that doesn’t have the dinosaurs on it seems to be the one we were on today but it really was a good day. I absolutely love to hear Owen’s laugh. I think it will always be the best part of our days. His laugh always gives me that spark I need. And sleep helps too. He didn’t wake up until well after five and was in one of those fine-and-dandy moods. He laughed with me, he played with me, and he even let me keep the lights on. He was ready for church and listened pretty well but I had to keep him focused on moving forward and not all of the things that he thought might be out of order. He came to look at my bed more times than I could count to make sure there was nothing on it. I wish I could figure out the key to moving him forward through this. We go to his therapy tomorrow and I have been researching things to discuss with the doctor. He wanted to make “pumpkin soup” and as soon as I told him we could he said, “order it.” I never really know how many languages he knows. He brought me his tablet and he wanted me to tell him what the caption was. I read it but then part of the description was in Arabic and I know it was in Arabic because he said, “that’s in Arabic.” And I knew he was right because it said translated from Arabic. He read part of it or made it up and off he ran. Either way, he knew it was Arabic and he was trying to read it. He has been singing the alphabet in numerous languages so it doesn’t surprise me at all. When we got to church not everyone was in blue pants. This did not go over great with him but at least he handled it. I find it interesting that he is telling one of the ladies to wear a dress instead of telling her to wear blue pants. This is encouraging to me that he is pushing through some parts of it. After we left there I asked him if he wanted to ride the tractor or go see the fish and tents. I told him he had to decide which one he wanted to do. As much as we could have gone to both I want him to realize sometimes we have to make choices. He selected the tractor with Goofy and then preceded to tell me how Goofy would not be there. He was happy to be sitting on the tractor and then we went to get his requested lunch. We got home and the day flew by. Lots of laughter and smiles and I didn’t push anything. I wanted it to be calm after several very busy days. He ate a lot and spent a lot of time interacting with me. He is ready for his Monday and he can’t wait to go to see his doctor. I’m thankful for a great day and his happy attitude. Grow in the moment and let it guide your tomorrow’s 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.