Words can be so powerful. Someone speaks them and they cause a reaction so powerful, good or bad.
They can be amazing or terrifying or hilarious. That is why I love writers, books, stories, poems and more. The written word often invokes feelings in me that I didn't know existed.
Still no written word is as remarkable as the spoken truth. And yesterday evening my two year old daughter Vivian uttered three words that brought tears to my eyes. Tears of sheer joy. Tears of happiness. Instant love and slayer of sadness.
Vivian for the first time ever, unprompted by me, said, "Wuv you Mommie." (That's toddler talk for 'I Love You Mommy.') She even gave me a hug and patted my back after she said it.
Well folks, I just lost it. I cried and cried with suprise and love. The tears came so quickly and fell so swiftly that I almost lost my balance. I can't even express how deeply her words and gesture touched me.
My little girl, my Diva has never uttered those three words to me on her own before. I've asked her if she loves her daddy and me. Usually Viv replies "yeah" to my question. She gives me random smiles, hugs and looks that say I love you. But this was the FIRST TIME that she spoke them on her own free will, with no cause or reasoning other than she wanted to say them.
What a beautiful, precious moment! I wrote down the time (around 8:27 p.m.) and date so I will always remember this exchange. That is why I'm writing this post.
My daughter will absolutely drive me crazy. At times, I absolutely question my abilities as a mother and wonder if I made the right choice by becoming a parent. But hopefully in the future, I will remember those three words and that exchange we shared. I will recall our special moment and I will know, without a doubt, that she and I were meant to be mother and daughter. We were meant to love each other and explore this world together.
Vivian, I love you (or should I say, " I Wuv you"). You sure do touch my heart and my soul in ways I didn't think were imaginable.
And oh my gosh, you make me laugh too! An hour after you told me you "wuv" me, you had me cracking up as we took a bubble bath together last night. When you pointed to your chest and said, "Wash my boobies!" I laughed for several minutes straight. Those three words also brought joy to my day.
Thank you! I love you! And now I know (for sure) that you love me too.
My diva, my beauty who rocks my world! She loves me, she really loves me!
She makes me laugh, when she's not making me cry!
We're quite the comical pair, aren't we?
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