We had an unfortunate incident occur last week regarding handicap access for Meagan. It is not resolved as of yet, so I am foregoing details for now - but I can tell you that because of the circumstances, it was the first time I really felt hopeless in this journey as Meagan's mom. I am normally such a "pitbull" when we have faced any sort of adversity with Meagan, but this particular day, it blindsided me so much, and hit me straight in the emotional gut with such force, that for a moment, I felt defeated and couldn't fight back as I normally do. I'm hopeful for a positive resolution, but in the meantime, I was feeling pretty down.
Another thing that has really changed this week is her sense of humor. Meagan has always been a little ham, but lately she is really belly laughing about a lot more, so I suppose "change" isn't the right word as much as I have seen it grow immensely. I have never heard her laugh as hard or purposeful as I have heard her this week. One day, Reilly was being silly with her sisters, jumping around the room like a frog. Meagan saw her and thought it was the funniest thing she had ever seen. She let out the biggest belly laugh ever! Then she would squeal with excitement as she anticipated Reilly jumping again, so Reilly continued to jump and Meagan continued to hysterically laugh. I grabbed my phone and recorded some of it. The squeals of happiness and the joy Meagan obviously felt made me hopeful this part of her personality will continue to grow.