That would be the second "I love you!" ever!
A while back I wrote about how one day during Mass she pointed to the light in the narthex and repeatedly told me, for the rest of Mass, "no rainbow" while sweeping her hand to make a large circle around the light with her finger. She did it again a few weeks later while we were inside our church while pointing to the light around the crucifix.
A couple of days ago while we were sitting at the table I saw her looking up at the simple hanging light fixture on the ceiling in my parent's dining room. "Maggie, does that have a rainbow around it?" I asked, suddenly curious, since the two lights in our parish that don't have rainbows seem to be so shocking to her.
She paused thoughtfully, watched the light for a moment more and said "Rainbow. Yeah." in a small voice before going back to coloring.
So... Finding an optometrist who specializes in little kids (or special needs) is at the top of my to do list when we get back to Michigan.
The application process (off the top of my head) starts with an online application and if that is approved, goes to a paper application, then a form for the child's doctors and finally an in home visit by someone from the non-profit. I filled out the first application earlier this month and Paul told me last night that they sent us the paper application to send back, so I'm cautiously hopeful!
Prayers are very much appreciated that this will actually become a reality! Mae loves animals so much and I truly believe this could be such a help to her!
She also can definitely tell the difference between his fake cries (90% of the time) and his real cries and while the fake ones are equally loud won't even glance in his direction.
At least until two days ago when Sadie was sitting next to her and sneezed. Everyone froze. Mae looked up, reached over and pushed her arm playfully and then started to giggle.
I haven't seen her reaction to an actual cough since "the sneeze" but with a sister who's sneezing and coughing pretty constantly this time of year, even with allergy medicine, I'm really hoping that this might be a sign that her brain is starting to process this often heard sound a little bit differently. I hope!
It's over (we hope!)! Paul took bar exam and called right after he finished to let us know that it was done. Neither of us could really believe that it could possibly be finished. After so many years of grad school (six altogether) the fact that his formal schedule of going to classes and studying late into the night might actually be over (and replaced by work!) is so strange and wonderful!
I'm praying the test results make that possibility a reality!
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