Rinse repeat, repeat rinse, and shake it all about. I think we did the Hokey Pokey or at least we turned ourselves around. Today was almost an identical scenario as yesterday. Cranky, uncranky, cranky, and out the door with me at least less frazzled than yesterday. He saw the moon big and bold and told me it was a circle. Then the clouds covered it and said, “it’s a crescent.” He heard a crow without seeing it and knew it was a crow. This amazes me. The bus came and they were off. He knew exactly what he wanted to do when he got home and he must have told the bus driver and aide as well. “Bowling bowling,” he said before he was technically even off the bus. I told him we could go right after his snack. It was a little longer than that but we went. I am so happy he wanted to go again. The pure joy he has when we go is worth every single penny. He wants to feel every moment and the joy is incredible. We still bowl together but I can see a growth and intensity in him for learning how to do it himself. He helps me carry the ball and he puts his fingers in the holes but I help him throw it. He used to want the ramp but that’s been long gone. I am fine if he doesn’t want to go every Saturday again but I would love for it to be back to one of his go-to activities. We still use the arm bands but I think it won’t be long now before I leave them off and see how he does. I just don’t want him to try to say bye-bye to the bowling pins again. When we came home he wanted to drive by the windows and then he ate a huge shrimp dinner. He told me he wanted to go bowling again tomorrow, he said it multiple times. If he says he wants to go I will take him. That excitement is all I need to see. He was happy tonight, very, very happy. He got into bed, telling me to go to the “white bed,” and his prayer of “Dear God, play instruments, Amen” gave me the hope for my dream for him. Owen is full of such purpose and determination. Find what gives you the purpose to smile and go after your dreams. 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.