So, sometimes it’s nice to just breathe. I’m not happy about missing our daily life, our family, our friends, our church, our world, but a few weeks ago I said it would be nice to spend one day at home, all day. It’s something we never did. We were always on the go. So this is a little obsessive staying home every day, but we are learning to adapt and hopefully grow. It is hard being at home, not going where we want when we want, but it is making me appreciate life even more. However, I worry about my child and how all of this will negatively affect him, but I hear him singing and laughing and that calms my nerves. He doesn’t understand any of this. I wonder if I’m doing enough to keep us both focused and growing, not to mention safe. I can’t leave Owen alone for more than a few minutes at a time. It is an everyday thing, nothing changed about that. Going to the bathroom is one of those times that I have to do it, but I pray it isn’t the moment he wants to stand in the window and pretend he is Spider-Man. And then my mind wanders even further. He doesn’t really understand the idea of pretending he is Spider-Man. It’s not necessarily a concept that makes sense to him, but he does like to stand in our big picture windows and jump down from them. He is unaware of any danger in the world. It’s one of the reasons I wanted him to take gymnastics. I hoped it would teach him more about his surroundings and at least the safety aspect of where he was when he would stand on a ledge like that. He practiced his gymnastics moves today on his little tiny trampoline. His happiness exploded as he was jumping. There’s nothing better than hearing Owen yell “that's stupendous” as he goes through the motions. He’s now singing “head shoulder mes and toes” into the app that repeats it back to him in a cartoon voice. It’s been easier for him the last few days and I’m beyond thankful. I pray for calm in our ever-changing world, as I remind Owen to not put his dinner in between his toes. You are not alone in this journey. Together we can make a difference in this world. 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.