Guess what they were?
For the first time, Anna Kathryn said the words to me in response, rather than being prompted.
I'd just laid her down in her crib after tooth brushing, two stories, bedtime prayers, and some milk. The past few nights we've had a popcorn and dance party after dinner. We pop some popcorn and watch all the songs on The J*ungle Book. (I'm going to try to catch some video of AK dancing this weekend because it is maybe the cutest thing EVER.)
Anyway, as I laid her down she said, "Pop? Jungle Book?"
I said, "We'll do it again tomorrow night. I love you."
And Anna Kathryn said, "I love you."
My mommy's heart absolutely overflowed. Wow. Such sweet words to hear. She said it!!
Edited to add: I just read this post. How blessed I am to be able to hear my daughter tell me she loves me! May I never take it for granted.