Another happy morning and Owen slept all night once again. That right there is cause for cheers. He told me he was going to “do iPad” so I think he was trying to explain that he was going to do his schoolwork. He was excited to get to school. He wanted to go to the park after his therapy appointment. I told him we would see how his day went and if he got a good report from his teacher we could go as long as it wasn’t raining. As we were getting ready he kept looking at the card on the refrigerator and said “happy” numerous times to me. I told him he was in control of his actions and how he handle his day. I think the last few days have been a growing experience for him and I could tell he was making these connections. We worked on several of his vision therapy exercises as we waited for the bus. His teacher sent me a message that said she was very pleased with his work and would be sending a good note home. I couldn’t wait to see what he said. She sent me a picture of the artwork he colored. When I took his note out of his bag he read it to me and said, “happy.” I put his new note on the refrigerator and he told me he wanted to put the other one under the pillow so the fairy would take it away, but then he decided he wanted to throw it in the trash. He was happily reading his books and eating his snack until we got ready to go to his sensory therapy. I told him because he had an amazing day we could go to the park after his therapy but we were only staying a few minutes because it was so cold. He did great at his appointment and he was quite pleased he got to go to the park and see his grandma. She brought his balance bike and he rode it around the court and then swung for a few minutes. It was cold but I wanted to reward him for doing his work at school. He ate a huge dinner and was calm the whole evening. He wanted to make animal and shape cards when we got home. He used colored pencils and made about twenty different animals and shapes. It was in his way with the colors he chose. He is starting to hold his pencil better now and he is learning to use pressure on the paper when he does it. Bedtime came quickly and he talked himself to sleep. “December is for candy canes and fireworks,” he said. I see so much progress and it really is a blessing. He kept talking about it being November. I said tomorrow will be December and then he said, “it will be January soon.” I said, “well we have to get through December first.” He then told me tomorrow he gets to see the fish and Santa so we shall see what he says he wants to do when tomorrow comes. Santa is at Cabela’s and they have a huge fish tank and tents that he loves to see. Plus, it’s therapy day. For a kid that didn’t want to go anywhere for so long now, he wants to go nonstop. “Go to the beach in the summer sit in the pirate ship,” he said as he drifted off to sleep occasionally yelling November. Another full and blessed day with my sweet baby O. No day has to be ordinary if you add a little extra to it. Have an extraordinary day. 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.