June 23rd, 2009
Today something wonderful happened for the first time. Just now, not even 5 minutes ago.
My son, the affectionately named Pudding, climbed up onto my lap with glee and began holding open my eyelids to say “Hi Mommy” and “Hello Mommy.” He thought this was pretty funny. I was just focused on keeping my eyes in their sockets.
Then, without warning, he wrapped his little arms around my neck, and said on his own,
I love you, Mommy.
He has said this before, but always in response to my telling him that I loved him. This time, he said it unprompted.
What a magical and wonderful thing, to be on the receiving end of that.