Meg is Growing Up

Meg is Growing Up
Halloween Party

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


So, Meg is now eight and she is in the 2nd grade.  I am struggling with Meg over food issues and somedays I feel like she wins.  

I decided to write in her blog again because I had to go back to the  notes I wrote when Meg and Jake were in NICU.  It was difficult to go back to those pages and read and remember...

But, I realized I do want to keep a journal for Meg.  She is my world and that's all I do is think about her and Jeff and Jake.  Meg does some amazing things and says some incredibly funny things and I want to remember those things forever.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Fancy Party

Because of Meg, Be an Angel Organization asked us to be guest speakers at the Gala. Marti from the organization fell in love with Meg since the first moment she met her at camp in 2010. Marti called me a couple of weeks ago and told me she couldn't wait for everyone at the gala to meet Meg because "Meg radiates joy."
I couldn't agree with her more. Meg was a beauty in her "fancy dress, at the fancy party with fancy music."
Meg met a lot of new people. We stood by the entryway accidentally in the room where they served cocktails before the dinner started. I say accidentally because we came in the room and we just couldn't move any further in because it was so crowded. Meg sat up straight in her wheelchair, I was very pleased by the way she behaved. She was such a trooper. It was a late night, as we expected it to be, but she really enjoyed herself.
I practiced my speech on the way to the gala and Meg was having fun with it, because, I don't know if you know...Meg loves to pretend we are in a show and she and I take turns being the announcer or in the audience.
Once the MC got on stage to start the program, Meg told me, "Mom, I thought you were going to be the announcer."
And, after our speech, Meg said, "why didn't Meg say anything?"
I don't doubt that one day, Meg will be on stage. Who knows, she may very well be the spokes person for Be an Angel Organization.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Family Leadership Conference

Division Services for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired held a four weekend conference spread out since January to this past weekend and Jeff and I were so lucky to be asked to attend.

Meg got to come with us this past weekend and it was the best thing for all of us. We met many families that we would love to keep in touch with, but there is this one family that has a 10 year old girl and Meg and her and Jeff got along so well. They went swimming together Saturday night and then Meg had a playdate with her after swimming. I can't tell you how good it felt to see them connect.

There were lots of things we took away from all of the sessions, but Meg gaining a friend...awesome!

BELL Program 2011

Meg had a great time at Braille Enrichment Camp. This is Meg and her new friend, Nicholas. Her personality is absolutely showing more and more out in public.

I just love that girl.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Meg at the Drag Races

Meg and Daddy went to the NHRA Drag Races in Baytown this past weekend. Jeff's friend, Scott, went, too and they got to spend the whole weekend on the campsite in the toter home. The only thing I was worried about was that Meg wouldn't enjoy herself the whole weekend. Well, I should not have worried, Meg and Jeff got along perfectly and she had plenty to do at the trailer when not out watching the races.

Meg is such a lucky girl. She got to meet Tony Pedregon! He walked up to Meg and offered her his very own ear plugs and he invited Meg back to his trailer because he had a gift for her. They went to his trailer and he gave Meg his rosary beads that a very dear friend of his and his wife had given him. Just out of the goodness of his heart!

Every child is special, but there is something about Meg that just draws people to her, (if you don't mind me saying so). We see it often, people want to meet her, pray for her...we catch people looking at her from across the room, but not in a negative way, I don't feel. I feel it's her beauty, her smile, her personality...something...everything...

I am so proud to be "Meg's Mom."

Happy Mother's Day to Me!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Meg and her Bubbletop

I love these pictures! Thank you, John!

What can I say? I am so proud of this little girl (and her daddy).

Friday, February 11, 2011

I picked Meg up from school today and on the way home she wanted me to tell her a story. I told her I had a bad day and wasn't in the mood to tell a story, but, that I would love to hear one. It was quiet all the way home.
When we got home, Meg watched Kai-Lan then Sesame Street. The word today was "comfort". Jason Bateman tried to comfort a couple of characters, but none of them needed comforting, they were all having a pretty good day. So, Jason started feeling down, and up walks Elmo. Elmo gives Jason a hug and so, it's Elmo who ends up comforting Jason.
Meg might have watched another show while she was playing, but she was finally ready to eat. I went to pick her up and she surprised me with a wonderful hug. Normally, we have to ask for one. She then said, "I'm comforting Mommy."
What a girl!