Hearing Matthew laugh fills my heart with an unimaginable joy. However he does not give away his laughs freely. In fact you have to work pretty hard for one. Daddy's pretty good at figuring out the right combination of words and ticklish body parts to make it happen. Once you figure out the right touch he'll laugh for a long time. Unfortunately once you find the right spot it will never make him laugh again. It's like a password that changes daily and I spend all day figuring out what will make him laugh next.
It's all worth it though, even for the few minutes he laughs. The sound of pure joy. Aaaaaaah. It is well within my soul.