Five o’clock in the morning comes awfully early when you are awake most of the night. Owen’s not sleeping again. He goes back to sleep fairly quickly but he is waking up numerous times all night long. I wish something worked for him more than a few weeks or that he wouldn’t have reactions to. He woke refreshed and ready to go. Me, not so much. He couldn’t wait to get to his tablet this morning and he started asking Alexa how to say different phrases in all the languages she can translate into. This seems to be the new trend. We got ready to go to the bus stop and he couldn’t wait to get out the door. I have to make sure he doesn’t take off running in the opposite direction or even start walking without me. He thinks it’s funny to act like he is going to walk a different way. When we got to the bus stop he wanted me to use my phone so he could listen to animal noises. His laughter keeps me smiling throughout the day. Today was “therapy day therapy day” oh how he loves therapy day. He is doing really well for each of his therapists. I also like that they work together to create a strategy for him to grow. This makes it better for me as well because I can follow through at home with the same directions. He is becoming more interactive and reactive to situations. He was watching a Disney Junior show and the children were dancing. I asked him to dance. And he did. Then he told me he “jumped around”. This all feels huge to me and I’m thankful for these steps. He once again ate a big dinner and I am sure I’ll see a growth spurt soon. I’m thankful for the great report from his teacher and therapists. Together we are growing Owen and I know I am growing too. Be inspired, dream big, and know that you can move mountains if you believe. 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.