I’m thankful Owen slept through the night. That is one of those blessings that I have prayed about for years. It was the years of not sleeping that I feel like I’m still catching up on if you could ever catch up with time. He was in a good mood as soon as he got up. I think Mondays are quickly becoming another one of his favorite days. He knew I was going to pick him up from school for his music therapy and he was also excited about going to his vision therapy. He asked to wear jeans today. It was back and forth from him asking about blue pants and jeans but he settled on the word “jeans.” I could tell he was a little elevated about this but I kept wondering if it was about his excitement for the day. He was ready to get out to that bus and start his day. He reminded me again that I was going to pick him up and about then the bus turned the corner. The excitement washed over him and he got to his spot to wait for the bus to stop. When I picked him up his teacher told me how he had asked for more bread. She explained that he was able to tell the cafeteria staff what he wanted. This made my day. I talk to him all the time about telling people his wants and needs and I know his teacher and support team work with him all the time as well. I’m thankful for this. It is one more step towards an independent future. We went to his music therapy appointment and his therapist was in blue from head to toe. This made Owen very happy but I could tell also a little hyper. He had been discussing what she was going to wear the whole way there so he was very excited that she really was in blue. Blue pants seem to be a focus that is increasing again. He was really happy about his session and on Thursday we are supposed to go back for their trunk or treat. Hopefully, he will want to go after his other therapy. We came home for a little bit before his vision therapy. He had a snack and was ready to go. He was still a little hyper when we went but he did great at the session. I am seeing great progress in so many aspects of his life. He was able to once again do some exercises that he couldn’t do before. Each step forward is one more step to his victories. On the way home I gave him choices of what he wanted for dinner. He told me where he wanted to go and what he wanted. The rest of the night was quiet and for the most part, he listened pretty well. Bedtime went smoothly. It didn’t take him long and he was out. I’m thankful for his progress and that he has so many people who support him and help him grow. Reflect in the moment of growth and watch the sunshine in the victory of the 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.