Sleep happened but my exhaustion didn’t go away. The mind, body, and soul react to the comfort of sleep in chaotic times but one night of sleep doesn’t erase exhaustion. But it does give me a new resolve and the last few days have given me a hope for our future. The beauty in Owen’s connections give me a confidence to cherish each brand-new day. Progress has been made today as well. He asked me about church and I said, “in a couple hours.” The roll of the eyes happened but he did not say “in a little bit.” It feels like a huge victory. Numerous times I said to him in a couple hours, and he was fine with that. He came running to me with his tablet. It was pulled up to the parent area. He needed me to put in the code. I wasn’t sure why he needed it since it was an app he already had. He wanted to change the app into Spanish so he could hear the animal names. He did great at church. It was a great message and more inspiration for the challenges we face. Owen didn’t want to go anywhere after church and then wanted to go everywhere as soon as we got home. He even said, “lunch with grandma” but quickly realized what he said. He was pretty calm except he might be losing a tooth. He seems not pleased about it though. I’m not sure why he seems more upset about having loose teeth now. He was very mad about the last one and even had a huge meltdown but the ones before he was excited to get a lollipop from the “pirate tooth fairy.” He is excited about tomorrow. He seemed sorry he was going to miss the bus home but I asked him what he was doing tomorrow and he said, “see Karla making music.” He is excited about going to his vision therapy as well. I’m thankful for a great day, even with the few rollercoastery moments. He laughed so much today and asked me for tickle hugs. He laughs so hard when I act like I’m going to tickle him but hug him instead. The joy is in the little things. They will lead to the big victories for tomorrow. 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.