Thursday, November 12, 2009

Three Little Words


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.  

5 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, I still remember the first time I heard these words. Congrats - what a special day!!!!

Patricia said...

Oh, that's so sweet! I bet you will remember this day forever!

Kristi said...

Oh how I remember the first time both of my kiddos offered those words...
And like you, my heart breaks for all those that will wonder. I read that post too!

The Gang's Momma said...

The BEST three words on that planet. From our kids, from our hubbies. The BEST.

In our house, we've all started saying it Li'l Empress's way:

"I lah ah!" with a big puckery smooch at the end :)

The Gang's Momma! said...

Hey girl! I saw your little icon pop up on my friend Elissa's blog (the post called I loved her from day one . . .)and realized that I haven' heard much from you lately. Are you okay? Things going well for you guys? I've wondered off and on about you and that made me go searching for your contact info . . . but leaving a comment was the only way I could find to do that. Hope you are okay?