I snapped my daughter into her car seat this morning like I do multiple times a day.
“I wuh Mama,” she said.
“You want mommy?” I asked. Here I am!
“No,” she replied. “I wuhb Mommy!”
“You love Mommy?” I asked shocked. That can’t be what she said. We haven’t practiced this with her. Sure, she’s heard us tell her we love her, but we have never prompted this sentence. She can’t be telling me she loves me as I’m about to tighten her car seat belt.
I hugged you as tears sprung from my eyes. ”I love you too.” And then I got all verklempt!
The journey we’re on is an ultramarathon. We may face lots of rugged terrain, but there are beautiful views along the way to the finish line.