I don’t think I’m awake yet and it’s been a very long day. Owen woke in a great mood and ready to get to the bus but only after he told me to sit multiple times and he was not getting ready today. “No get ready”, he said. I told him that if he didn’t get ready he couldn’t see his teacher. It’s amazing how fast he went to the bathroom and wanted to get dressed. It makes me happy to know how much he loves school and his teacher. He is thriving. When he came home from school he seemed a little quiet to me and we spent a lot of time this evening sitting. I think he was extremely tired because I convinced him to take his bath early. He was not pleased but he went anyways. By a little after eight, he was asleep. He has a few more days on the antibiotic and I’m hoping it will all get out of his system. He didn’t want to do too much this evening besides sitting. He played on his tablet but he still seemed pretty reserved. When we were eating dinner, which he didn’t eat much of, I asked him if he wanted to draw like he did yesterday. He told me no but started listing off things he could draw. When he was done eating I gave him the notepad. He drew Donald Duck he told me. He wanted me to hold the pen but I had him do it. He drew some more lines and he told me he was done. Hey, I’ll take it. For him to pick up the pen on his own, even if I suggested it that’s huge. After his bath, he stood there for a moment and then hung his towel up. He started asking me for different shirts he was going to wear. I showed him a couple and he decided on the one with the rocket ship. These moments feel huge to me. I’ve waited years for our interactions and to have him interested in what he is wearing is incredible. I never imagined how far he would have come in such a short amount of time. His joy is shining through when he talks to me about everything and it makes my heart sing. Never give up on the hope for tomorrow. Miracles happen every single day and I’m thankful for mine. Find what makes you smile and keep moving forward. Smiles to all and donut daze!
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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.