“Sit down”, he instructs. Owen doesn’t want me out of his sights generally on Saturday mornings and a lot of other days as well. I got up from the couch to pour more of my energy in my cup, I mean coffee in my cup. He can see me in the kitchen, the rooms are connected, but he doesn’t want me going any further than that. Owen’s high energy today, preparing for our Saturday adventures. I love our Saturdays. We have our routine and I even get to have a few hours of me time. This truly is important. I often reflect on the past to see how far we’ve come. This past week has been very emotional. I went to a progress meeting for Owen and it was all over the map. The highs, the lows, the in-betweens all emotional. I came away from that meeting feeling defeated and sad even though I heard many great things about Owen’s progress as well. As the week has propelled me forward I was able to put it all in perspective. The therapists were able to test Owen in ways that he was not able to be tested before. This says a lot. The results are that he was able to be tested. That is the progress I focus on. My little boy is talking, growing, learning, and most of all finding ways to express his heart. We are made to soar through life at our own speed and to our own destination. The key is to keep fostering enthusiasm for growth. Owen had his first gymnastics class this week and since his class, he has talked about going back. He’s got it planned out. He wants to go to class, then “let’s go eat”. I have to look no further than that to see the progress my sweet baby O has made. Today and always keep pushing forward. Life is not always easy to explain, but the love sure is. The possible is right around the corner. Keep reaching for your dreams. 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.