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.

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13 thoughts on “Finding the Words

  1. Way to go Owey!!! Before we know it you’ll be talking your mom’s leg off, just like Kellen does and like your mom use to talk ours off. 🙂 Love you, Grandma Sue

  2. Wow, Tatum that is excellent. My son was a late talker, we started sign language at 20 months. He didn’t say momma until he was 27 months. It was a great feeling for me then and can understand how great it feels to be able to verbally converse with Owey.

  3. His awesome smile always makes my day. Birthday party this Saturday for Owen. Two for many reasons, does not seem to be so “terrible two’s.” Great work Owen.

  4. That must have made your mommy heart melt! Good for Owen! Those are the little things …(in our case- a preemies case-the big things!)

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