Owen was in the bathroom, standing in front of the mirror, belting out a tune, singing with the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gang. I love hearing him sing. He had therapy today. When I picked him up from school he seemed not quite connected to the moment. On the way to therapy, I asked him several times what he had for lunch. He didn’t answer me until we almost got to his appointment and then he finally said, “lettuce eat it all”. Now I’m pretty sure he didn’t have lettuce but if he did kudos to the school for getting him to eat even a bite of it because I’ve never been able to. He truly eats a wide variety of food but lettuce is not something he will. Plus, I can’t imagine that lettuce was the main course. But he answered with a food so that’s in the win column for sure. A few nights ago he randomly asked for chocolate yogurt. He’s had it a handful of times but he likes very few sweets so it’s not something I think to get him. Well, I sat there watching him eat the chocolate yogurt he asked for with a spoon. That was such a huge moment for me. Hours later I still have goosebumps from the joy. My son is nine and he is now asking for things he wants. I have to leave that thought there and not go down the rabbit hole of emotions for the years he couldn’t ask me for the things he wanted and even now he still has a hard time explaining what he wants so instead I’m going to keep relishing the joy that my sweet baby O asked me for a food that he was eating and it was with a spoon. He did well with his therapy and I know that he will continue to thrive in that environment. I keep praying that it will help reduce the stress for him when summer arrives. If I can create more days that are routine for him that will help pass the time. He may even go to summer school. One day at a time I remind myself. Find your inspiration, smile through your day, and know that you can do it. 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.