I didn’t know how today would go and I certainly knew I would overthink it but boy, oh boy, was it a great day for my boy. It started off slow, albeit was early, I still couldn’t get going and everything I did seemed to keep me in loops. But Owen was all smiles this morning. He knew what we were going to do. I was trying to prepare him since I wasn’t quite sure how he would handle it. He might have reminded me of it and asked me about it fifty thousand times but I could see how excited he was. Today was bowling day, bowling day, bowling day. It was also going to grandma’s day. And “coffee shop let’s go to the coffee shop” day. All our Saturday activities back in the blink of an eye like they had never been gone. I picked him up from grandma’s house and off we went to the coffee shop. It felt good to walk back through those doors. I started taking Owen to the coffee shop because he loved making drinks on his restaurant app. I always try to give him real-world examples of things he loves on his tablet. When we left there we went bowling. Pulling out into the road was taking a bit too long for him. He kept yelling, “you have to wait your turn”. He often tells me how to drive. When we got to the bowling alley he couldn’t contain his excitement. He wanted out of that car and he wanted out quickly. When we walked through those doors the excitement from him was incredible. It was almost like he was shaking. He wanted to go right to the lane. I went to the counter and it was like we had never stopped going. It was a nice feeling. I’ve always loved bowling but was never that great at it. But I would carry socks in my purse in case someone would randomly ask me to go bowling and I had heels on. I got Owen’s ball out of his bag and the dude was ready to play. It took a couple of times for him to get the hang of putting his fingers in the holes but here we were bowling again. I have him hold the ball with me and we throw it together. It won’t be long and he will be making those balls sail on his own. We got a spare and Owen said, “that’s very awesome”. There were several “treEmendous” and “treErifics” yelled out too as the game wore on. That pretty much describes our day, tremendous and terrific. Live and love, learn and be brave, grow and share. Tomorrow is your day. 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.