I prayed last night, I prayed a lot last night. I changed into a nightgown before I went to bed because I wanted Owen to see me in something pre-approved if he woke up in the middle of the night. Once again a great morning. He slept until after six and then talked to me through the morning. He didn’t mention my nightgown but his smile when he saw me told me he was happy. We worked on his eye exercises and once we were done he got his tablet I sat down. In a few minutes, he told me to get up. After that, he said, “I want a waffle please.” His words were progress. He talked to me about going to the “big slides” so I told him he was in control and he knew we would go if he didn’t mention blue pants while he was there. I keep talking to him about having conversations and including people so that they know his opinions and emotions and they can share with him as well. He successfully didn’t say anything about blue pants mostly. He also successfully didn’t say anything about my pants or his getting wet because it rained when we came home for a few minutes before we went to the big slides. I told him the same rules apply when we got there and he couldn’t talk to anyone about their pants. He was completely distracted and wanted to go into the bathroom because he thought they had a “Halloween bed” in there. He ran ahead of me and I could tell he told a gentleman that he needed to wear pants and go home because he immediately started laughing and I could see the concern on Owen’s face. I was able to focus him for a bit but it didn’t take him long to start on it again. Some more of our friends randomly showed up and that made him happy but I could tell this was heading toward a meltdown. We had finished our lunch and I told him a countdown time for sliding and then we would have to go. I wanted him to end with a victory and I think it was the perfect timing. When we got home he wasn’t too interested in much besides his tablet so I just let him play and we had a quiet evening. He’s ready for his week ahead. He missed his routine and his friends. I’m thankful he is excited about school tomorrow and seeing his teacher. He fell asleep quickly and I pray he sleeps all night. Even with a few bumps in the road, I’m celebrating the victories of today. He walked into that church and was able to keep the goal on his mind. Never give up on the hope for tomorrow. Celebrate your victories no matter how big or small they are. 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.