My music man made me happy today. Owen asked to play his “hornmonAKA”, guitar, and ukulele. He wanted to sing “I’m a little tea part”. And that he did. Numerous times through, many versions, on many instruments. I asked him if he wanted to play his drum and he said, “no” and kept right on playing his guitar. This morning I showed him a couple of videos of people playing Old MacDonald Had A Farm on the harmonica. At first, he wanted nothing to do with the videos, which is very common for him, but then he watched what they were playing and he got excited. After a few minutes, I asked him if he wanted to play his. He did amazing on day two of playing and was able to get different notes out. We then sat there for an hour putting every animal he could think of on the farm and singing about it. It makes me so incredibly happy that he loves music like he does. I love the connections he makes to other things he knows as well. He now asks for “old MacDonald chicken nuggets”. And he wants to put chicken nuggets on the farm. I don’t even know if he understands the connections and what it truly means, but I’m always fascinated by how he gets to those points. He has made the connection from the computer having windows to the windows in the buildings. He likes to drive by a certain section of buildings in our little downtown and he always talks about “windows shutting down”. I’m thankful he can express so many of his thoughts now. I may not always understand what he is trying to tell me, but knowing that he is able to share these moments with me is a very emotional gift. I waited for his words for a long time. Every word he speaks I am thankful for. Today my heart was filled with gladness. We sang, we smiled, we laughed, we learned, and most of all we loved. Owen had a really great day full of connections and moments of true victories. Celebrate your victories no matter how big or small they are celebrate them all. Know that tomorrow can be your next great day. 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.