I recently came across this piece online:
"Did you ever wonder how a child ended up with a specific mother? According to Sufi mysticism, the soul of the child looks down at the world and sees every soul that resides in every woman. When he finds the one that will be able to help him fulfill his life's purpose, he makes his choice. The relationship between the mother and child is no accident."
In the last two years, we've been told by numerous people that Owen "chose" us as parents. This notion, regardless of my belief in a literal translation of it, gives me comfort. His little family loves him so much.
Happy 2nd Birthday, Owen.