I feel like I’m floating today. It’s been one of those magical days that didn’t really have any hitches in our giddy-up. Owen woke early asking for his teacher but fell back asleep talking about bowling. I had a busy day planned for us, hoping that we would be able to handle it all. And we did. Home Depot has a kid’s craft workshop that we have gone to several times. We don’t stay for the actual building of the project but going through the motions is a huge step for both of us. We then went to Cabela’s to see Santa and watch “de fish take a bubble baff”. In the store, they have a huge fish tank that we have gone to see many times. He has now made the connection to the fish taking a bubble bath because he sees how the tank is aerated. He wanted to take his shoes off and kept reaching towards the top of the tank. He had talked about the fish, Santa, and the Easter Bunny all the way to the store. We went last year to see Santa and then the Easter Bunny earlier this year. He now believes the Easter Bunny lives with Santa at the North Pole since he can’t see them every time we go visit the fish taking a bubble bath. Hey, it works. They were able to get several amazing pictures of Owen with Santa and I’m very grateful. We were then off to “de coffee shop bowling and den grandma”. I stopped to get him some chicken nuggets. He ate all of them in the car and then said, “let’s go eat”. He kept asking for different food throughout our day. Every time we passed a restaurant that he knew or had been to he asked for food. This coming from my child that not long ago ate a handful of foods is beyond amazing. He’s truly branching out in so many ways and he can tell you exactly where he is by the food we are located near. We had a wonderful time bowling and the laughter he shared with me was good for my heart. Change does not happen overnight but through time and love, great things will happen. Never give up. Let the world see you grow. Believe in yourself and the rest will follow. 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.