Finding the Words

I was working on a post today and struggled to find the right words to get to my point…truth be told, I don’t think I had really figured out the point yet.  It had a lot to do with the myriad of emotions and trying to not be overwhelmed by feeling so much all at once.  Maybe, I’ll get what I want to say figured out by tomorrow…but then I heard the perfect words.

It wasn’t my favorite post ever, but Owen woke up so I was proofing it to post.  He came over to my chair and grunted a little.

I looked at him and said, “do you want up?”

He shook his head “no”.

I then asked, “do you want to walk, walk walk?” which is what we say to go for hand held walks around the room – one of his favorite activities.

Again, he shook his head “no”.

“Well, what do you want to do?” I teased, expecting no reply.

I could see he was looking for the words and finally he said, “bye bye”.

I smiled and said, “You want to go bye bye?”

He got a huge grin and replied, “Yeh!” and then, “Go.”

So, maybe I didn’t find the perfect words for the post I had planned for today, but got something even better: Owen and I just had our first conversation.

And the boy has let me know, he wants to “go”, so we are going.

Probably to get Kellen, so Owen can sit in his favorite rocker in the classroom.