Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"I Love My Mommy"! :)

Emma has been VERY sweet lately. She has been requesting hugs and snuggles from both Greg and I. She is asking to be held. The other day she even came up behind me and hugged my waist! :) Sometimes physical affection is uncomfortable for Emma so it is always on her terms. We are just used to it..... because that is just how it is. :)

I have ALWAYS known that she loves me. But, again she does not demonstrate it in the way that most 5 year olds do. Just knowing that she felt it was always enough for me; when you are the parent of an atypical child you readjust your expectations and learn a lot about acceptance. In 3 1/2 years she has NEVER spontaneously told me that she loves me. That has never stopped me from telling her that I LOVE HER every single day, a thousand times a day.

Tonight I was sitting with Emma and Sophie as they ate their dinner. Emma asked me to sit next to her on the bench and I did. She kept reaching over and rubbing my back and smiling at me. She was saying things like "I like bread and butter" and "I love preschool". THEN out of the blue she said:

"I LOVE MY MOMMY"!!!! :)

My eyes welled up with tears and I hugged her. I thanked her and told her that I loved her too. Sophie kept eating her mashed potatoes across the table. ;) Then I snapped the above picture to commemorate the moment.


Beth said...

Oh, that's so sweet. I know you know in your heart how she feels, but it is definitely cool to hear her say it. :)

mom2eliza said...

I "love" this post. Oh Megan, my eyes are full of tears. That is so sweet and I could picture the exchange. I know exactly what you mean; you know that. I'm glad you treasured the moment with a photo even though the words will forever ring in your heart. Sending you my LOVE and hugs...and from Eliza and Ava too.

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