The days tend to all blend together but Owen seemed a little more relaxed today. He also slept better last night so that helps. He didn’t sleep through the night but at least he seemed peaceful. His words felt very connected and he held conversations with me. I love days like this where everything feels smooth. He’s doing so well with his glasses. I look at his sweet little face and I feel like he was meant to wear glasses. They seem to fit his personality perfectly. When he got home from school he wanted to sit with me and he showed me different videos on his tablet. He was watching numerous things in other languages. I asked him questions about the videos and he was able to tell me. There was a spider on the screen and he told me that the spider “builds a web”. I try to come up with questions that will allow him to tell me what is going on in the video but also to see how much he knows and understands. He fascinates me with his knowledge. I know he has so much stored in his brain from years ago. His memory is incredible. He will say something that happened years ago. I think it also causes him anxiety because he will try to figure out why he isn’t seeing someone that he used to see or he will tell me he wants to go someplace that we haven’t been to in a long time. I watch him somehow squat on a wobble chair without even thinking about it. I’m amazed at the strength and flexibility he shows. He has an incredible physical aptitude without physical awareness. His body always seems like it works independently of his reactions. And he isn’t always cognizant of his surroundings or what he should do around them. If there are papers in a chair or my laptop on the couch he would sit on them. I create obstacle courses for him with boxes, books, and other structures trying to help him with awareness and that he can’t always plow through something or walk on top of an object. I think about how far he has come and I know the sky is the limit with my sweet baby O. Great things are coming his way and he continues to soar even with those obstacles in his way. Never give up on the hope of tomorrow. Life is what we make it so let’s make it grand. 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.