How many emotions can you have in one day, all of them. Absolutely all of them. The time change continues to wreak havoc on my sleeping, oh wait, that’s every day. It took Owen hours to fall asleep tonight. And he was awake numerous times last night. He wanted to play on his tablet, go see his teacher, and take a bath. Luckily, I got him back to sleep for each time. All I can do is pray. His teacher is filling my sweet baby O with so much incredible knowledge. He got off the bus explaining about his pants, shoes, socks, and the colors of his shirt and shoes. All amazing. He talked to me about it as he walked up our sidewalk. It was like he had soaked everything up like a sponge and now he was pouring it all out when he got home. He asked me to help him find “cowboy song yeehaw”. I was delighted with his words. They felt strong and his letters are each becoming more recognizable when he says them. He felt confident in his ramblings and it felt like he was having a conversation with me. It was different and very exciting. He asked for shrimp for dinner and he sat with me to eat. I was thankful and needed that time with him. There was still an edge to his moments but he was calm all through the night until bedtime. I can’t convince him not to drink his bathwater. I try to explain to him there’s soap in it but that doesn’t go over well. Now I have to only put the water in the tub and then use the soap but this aggravates him because he wants the bubbles and it throws our night off. I breathe some more. But with this, I can also see the life skills his teacher is helping him with. Sure we work on some of the same skills all the time but each person that touches my son’s life gives him a purpose and a connection to something more. The way I explain a task is completely different than someone else might. So the encouragement of others truly helps Owen grow. The days are draining, sometimes before they even get started, but there is nothing better than a hug from my sweet baby O and those steps he continues to take and the growth he has made. Life doesn’t always go according to plan but sometimes the new plan is better. Follow your heart, dream big, and the rest will follow. 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.