i have been feeding, changing diapers, feeding, bathing, changing diapers, playing with, protecting, loving, cuddling, changing diapers, tickling, feeding, reading to, rocking to sleep, teaching, changing diapers, playing peek-a-boo with, washing, feeding, clothing, imagination playing with, changing diapers, holding hands with, carrying, pushing in a stroller, singing to, and cherishing kawena now for almost 2 years. while i have loved just about every minute, there is one single moment in the life of each of our children that i always wait for that makes everything so very worth it.
that moment came tonight. kawena climbed up the stairs and looking down at me said, "bye bye!" i waved to her and said goodbye back to her and told her that i loved her, and it was in that moment that it happened. as her cute little hand waved at me she said, "i yove you!" and smiled!
and that is when my heart melted! that first "i yove you!" does it to me every time!
* thanks to malia for capturing this precious picture of kawena while mitch and i were in albuquerque