Today was absorbed trying to make heads or tails of what treatment options are available and which best meet Meaghan's long term needs. (That's an entirely other post.) Suffice it to say, Ed and I are beyond overwhelmed. Feeling more obligated than excited to have the kids visit, Ed brings the kids up after a birthday party. Boy, were we ever blessed!
Ethan takes Meg's hand and tells her to squeeze it and she does. He then goes on with some physical comedy pretending that Meg is crushing his hand. And Meg smiled! Excited by such a groundbreaking response, Ethan ups the ante by getting sillier by taking her hand and pretending to get punched by her. We were all rewarded with her big toothy smiles and her laughter. Her laughter...
No matter what happens in the coming months and years I want to sear into my memory this moment: The five of us together absolutely elated and full of love for one another!
Thank you Lord for this moment of joy to help sustain us.