Sometimes I sit in the non-quiet of our world and I pray out to God loudly, begging for things I shouldn’t beg for but doing it anyways because I’m requesting peace for my child, peace for me. Some days are emotional, some days are hard, and some days are beautifully composed with happiness all overflowing and a ride on the rollercoaster. That was today. The rollercoaster. It was a good day though. Owen slept all night. I kinda slept. And he was in a good mood, mostly. He was very talkative all morning before we went to wait for the bus. I’m trying to get him to understand that he doesn’t have to repeat the same question or statement over and over. I try to set a limit for him and he is starting to limit himself. I want him to know his words are important but once we have talked about something he knows the answer. I want him to know his opinions and emotions matter but when he repeats the words it is not changing the outcome. I think he is starting to understand this. After he repeats his words and actions numerous times he will say, “elephants eat peanuts with Goofy.” This is the same thing he repeats when he is talking about blue pants. I’ve seen a lot of growth in him and it’s exciting. When I picked him up for school to go to therapy his teacher told me he was doing really well with several of his skills. This makes me happy. We got to therapy and he wanted me to go in. He had three great sessions. He worked hard in each of them. He needed a lot of sensory input between exercises by giving me hugs but sometimes I think he also uses them as distraction tools. It’s a fine line there but I’ll always take the “mommy need a hug please.” When we came home from therapy our internet was out and for some reason, the backup plan wouldn’t connect either. This led to several meltdowns. Once we got past those he had a great night. He fell asleep in his bed but then moved himself to the couch. The big debate if I leave him or move him is playing in my mind. I’m thankful for his growth and how far he has come. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Keep going after your dreams and believe in the miracle yet to come. 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.