One of my happiest moments of the day was watching Owen play all his instruments in our little jam session in the living room. Old MacDonald came to town and every animal and vegetable was on that farm. It’s very exciting to watch his growth on the different instruments. And my excitement continues because I can see the enjoyment he gets out of it. There are times he doesn’t want to play or only for a few moments and I totally get that because who wants to play all the time, but when he is totally into it there’s nothing greater than watching him thrive. With his guitar and ukulele, I’m trying to teach him how to hold the strings and strum at the same time. I’m amazed how well he is doing with this since he has such a hard time with his fine motor skills. He will actually hold the strings down as he strums. His harmonica skills are increasing as well. It’s so fun to hear him play. I tell him all the time that the sky’s the limit. He can make his dreams come true. I try to keep these happy moments at the forefront of my mind, focusing on them instead of the sadness that will wash over me. It’s the little things that get me sometimes. I had a random hair that was tickling my arm. I couldn’t find it on my shirt. I wanted him to be able to help me look for it, but that’s not even a concept that I could express to him yet. That’s when the loneliness hits and I have to remind myself of how far we’ve come. He’s doing great things and every day I see so many changes in him. That’s what’s important. There’s great joy in seeing him thrive. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings. Know that you matter and today is the first day of the rest of your life. You can accomplish great things if you believe in yourself. 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.