Owen got to go to his beloved school today. He however is not getting to go tomorrow. The school board already called the day off. We are supposed to get a lot of snow overnight and so many people are without power already from the ice storm we had. My heart breaks for my baby even though I completely understand that they had to close school. He made up this little chant song saying his teacher’s name. I tell him all the time he’s my little songwriter. He comes up with these tunes that he sings to other songs or makes them up completely. Occasionally he will even play his guitar or drum with it. I’m always impressed with his musical talent. As the night wore on he kept getting more agitated about seeing her. He kept saying her name and then “be with mommy”. He couldn’t settle. He wanted to talk about her, more like scream about her, and no matter which way I said he would scream louder. I tried to not let on that he wasn’t going to school tomorrow but he can read me like a book so he probably could feel my emotions. I’m sure he knew right away when the phone call came in. He could sense the change in me because I wanted to cry. I told him we were getting ready for bed. He goes through the countdown. He first said, “two more minutes” then it changed to “five minutes”. After I told him we were going to take a bath he said, “no more minutes”. I kinda chuckled as he quickly realized what he said and immediately changed it to five more minutes. When he wakes and realizes there is no school he will ride the rollercoaster of emotions once again. I’m sure he’ll have a good day, most days are relatively calm for him and he will work on his learning apps but as the night wears on it will be wondering what his Friday holds and it will start all over again. All I can do is pray. I see growth in him. His language skills both in English and all the other languages are increasing daily and this makes this momma happy. My joy is watching him smile, hearing his laugh, and knowing that tomorrow is a brand new day. Find your inspiration and motivation and watch your world grow. 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.