Showing appreciation is a great way to let another person how you feel about them. So far I have used two of the April A to Z topics to highlight members of my family and how much I love and appreciate them. Today is the time to appreciate the other person that shares my home. My M topic is for my daughter, Meredith.
Meredith is as unique as anyone I have ever met. She has a personality as big as the outdoors. She will say that she wants to be taller, but what she lacks in stature she more than covers with her bubbly personality. She draws other with her loving ways and makes everyone immediately comfortable. Like her brother Meredith can not only sing, but plays trumpet in the high school marching and concert bands, can play the piano and loves singing solo for the choir specials at church.
Meredith shares my love of practical jokes and has the most evil little laugh that comes out when she has gotten best of her brother or anyone else. Lately this little laugh comes out when she is the the truck learning how to drive and her brother or mother begin to freak out because they are concerned about her progress and a perceived threat to their well-being.
Meredith is the kind of person that gathers others. At church she is always at the center of the girls her age and I think it is because of her fun loving personality. You will rarely see her without a smile on her face or a song in her heart. It won’t stay in her heart long as she is comfortable singing where ever she is.
Meredith is a miracle of sorts. When she was about three she was diagnosed with Epilepsy. It was a staggering diagnosis and followed by some scary times for my wife and me. Thankfully we found a great doctor near y that fell under Meredith’s spell. The relationship built between them was one of mutual love I believe. Meredith’s personality infected the doctor and I think he was pulling for her to overcome the condition.
The particular form of Epilepsy Meredith had could potentially change as she aged. With puberty the make up of her body changed to the point that the Epilepsy was considered to be no longer present. A medical test confirmed this and Meredith was able to completely eliminate the need for ant-seizure medications. It was a happy, yet bittersweet day when she bid farewell to her doctor and good friend.
I hope you enjoyed this brief look at the most important M in my life. I look forward to reading yours.
Here are some random A to Z Blogs:
Silvia Writes – Silvia Writes
Women game, too – Women game, too
Planning with Printed Portal – Planning with Printed Portal
Lisa Wilton – Lisa Wilton
Chris Kelworth – The Kelworth Files
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I’m happy for your daughter overcoming epilepsy 🙂
She sounds like my little sister who is also learning to drive. Sometimes I wonder if she is making me nervous on purpose!
What a nice story you’ve written. She’s beautiful … glad all is well. Definitely the most important M in a dad’s life, and you’ve written beautifully about your daughter.
Glad to be here. (Thanks so much for adding my blog, will return the favor as soon as I get a moment in this fun and wild Challenge time).
To have a friend you have to be a friend. I am glad to help out and promote other bloggers.
Meredith is just a happy go lucky gal… Joe you are really very lucky to be with such a rockstar daughter.