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Happy Birthday Owen January 28, 2005

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Copy_of_halloween_008_3 Today is Owen’s 5th birthday.  I can hardly believe that my youngest child is turning 5.  I can’t say it seems like just yesterday that he was a baby because these have been long and difficult years.  But I have witnessed great progress too.  Before our children are even conceived we have so many dreams and ideas of what their lives might be like.  It is hard to let those dreams go and find new dreams but we do. 

Five is somewhat bittersweet.  He is no longer a toddler.  He is a boy.  He is school aged and will no longer be treated as a preschooler.  The expectations will continue to rise and the gap may continue to widen.  And I will continue to fight for his best interests.

I had some post written in my head but Owen’s home teacher, whom we have had for just over 2 years, informed us she will be cutting back from 5 to 2 days a week.  I hate changes.  No doubt she will leave Owen this summer.  It is hard to let go of someone whom you trust with your child.  But we knew this time would have to come. 

Yesterday I brought McDonald’s to his school for lunch.  When asked pizza or chicken—Owen said “chicken” or “chichen”.  He handed out the Happy Meals and passed out Catch-a-Bubble to his classmates.  We sang Happy Birthday and ate Munchins.  Today we will go bowling with Michelle and Kevin will come home early for a birthday dinner.  He likes to open presents…always a thrill.  I would have liked to finish his sweater but I will have it to him by next week. 

I wish you all the happiest of days.  And Owen I wish you not only a happy day but a very happy and blessed life.  I love you little boy. 


20 Responses to “Happy Birthday Owen”

  1. Emma. Says:

    Wishing Owen a very

    *H*A*P*P*Y* *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y* !

    and a wonderful,happy life.

  2. Cyndy Says:

    Happy Birthday Owen! I too have always had difficulty aound the birthdays of my son with autism.I have great hopes for Owen. Once I started writing things down for Henry he seemed to better understand and accept what was happening.The year between 5 and 6 was a big growth year. Go Owen!

  3. lillium Says:

    Happy Birthday to Owen! The best to you all as always.

  4. Norma Says:

    Yay Owen! You’re FIVE! Happy birthday!

  5. Jo Says:

    So many wonderful things are going to happen, and take you by surprise.
    Stamp out expectations. Small forward progress over months and not days is the thing to tune in for.

    Happy birthday little Owen. Surrounded as I am by tall gangly almost men over here, you still seem quite a little man to me.

  6. Vicki Says:

    Happy Birthday, Owen!! Five is FAB!!

  7. Mary Beth Says:

    Happy Birthday Owen – have you lost a tooth already? My Joey would be so jealous – he is six and hasn’t lost one yet! Hope your celebration is fun and full of goodies!

  8. Annie Says:

    Happy Birthday, Owen. And Happy Owen’s Birthday to Mom. Hope the upcoming year is special and blessed for you both.

  9. Margene Says:

    Happy Birthday to a very special little boy who had the good fortune to be born to exceptional and wonderful parents.

  10. Cathy Says:

    Happy Birthday, Owen! I hope 5 is a very special and magical year for you.

  11. caroline Says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OWEN!!! What a great adventure this year will be.
    And happy, happy to Kathleen, too. Five years ago today you were a tired puppy, I’ll bet!
    All best wishes for a wonderful year and progress at Owen’s own speed.

  12. Nathania Says:

    Happy birthday, Owen! I know your Mommy will give you an extra special hug from me.

  13. Angi Says:

    WOW OWEN!!!! 5 years old!!!! Woooo Hoooo!!!! You’re the coolest looking 5 year old I’ve seen! Have a Happy Birthday!!!

  14. Kerstin Says:

    Happy Birthday to both Owen and Mom. Wow, he doesn’t have a Woody, he is one!

  15. Melissa Says:

    Happy Birthday Owen!! You don’t (yet) know how lucky you are to have a mom like yours… Have a wonderful day!

  16. lynette Says:

    Happy Birthday, Owen!

  17. Rossana Says:

    Happy Happy Birthday, dear Owen!

  18. Laurie Says:

    Hugs to you, Katy, and to your lovely boy in the smashing sombrero. Or cowboy hat–not sure!

  19. Jean Says:

    Happy Birthday to Owen!! Five is a rough age. My baby just turned five last June. Now he’s,
    “five *and a half!*”

  20. Orli Says:

    I just wanted to stop by and tell you that I posted the pictures of the wall painting on my blog.
    I simply must go to bed now. I’ll catch up with you tomorrow.
    Happy Birthday Owen! love the cowboy suit.

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