The earth makes noise and everything on it makes even more noise and especially at four o’clock in the morning. Owen woke screaming, “turn it off”. He went on, “ouch”. I didn’t know what was happening. It seemed like the millionth time I had been woken up at this point. I agreed everything was making noises. He yelled louder. I didn’t know what was the matter. I asked him if he was feeling alright and he kept yelling, “turn it off”. I didn’t know if he was hurt or if something woke him. I tried to get him to answer me but the screams kept coming. How do you process everything in an instant, you don’t. I asked him if he heard the train. There were so many noises coming at once. When you live in the heart of the city you hear every noise at all hours of the night. I told him “the earth is making noises” because at four o’clock in the morning what else do you say. He told me to “turn the earth off”. Oh, how I wish I could I told him. He then heard a butterfly, the birds, a truck, an ambulance, the sky, popcorn, and I’m sure I’m forgetting about twenty other things. The train finally stopped and then he calmed a little. He wanted a “big hug” and he fell back asleep for a few minutes. It didn’t take long before “earth” was screamed at the top of his lungs. Noises are becoming more upsetting to him. It’s one of the reasons I changed rooms with him but he still comes to find me and my room is the loudest in the house. He won’t wear headphones but even at night that would be hard and I haven’t found a white noise that helps him relax. One day I will find the right combination. When we woke for the day he was ready for “school school school” and I am thankful that he loves it so much. He had a great afternoon at therapy and now is ready for his beloved school tomorrow. I’m thankful for a teacher that cares about her students and you can tell. He told me he had “spaghetti” today. I don’t know if he did but we had a conversation and that’s what matters. He had two things on his mind when he fell asleep, horses and school. We changed our day to see the horses since he is now in school. Tomorrow is a brand new day. We got this. 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.