I have a heart-breaking (happy) story to tell!
Any of you that know me, knows that I have the sweetest little two-year-old step-daughter. She's the light of my life and makes me soooo happy.
Like many of you mothers know, parenting can be hard. I laid down with her last night and tried to get her to go to bed.
For three hours.
It got to be one o'clock in the morning and I became so frustrated. I picked her up and took her into the living room where her dad was waiting (she can only fall asleep with one person for some reason).
I get in there, hand her to him and start crying because I'm so frustrated (and because we're TTC and I keep being worried that I may not be the best mom). She gets all worried and runs to me and looks at me dead in the eyes and says, "Mommy. I wuv you."
I of course start SOBBING while my SO is looking at me in disbelief. "She's never told ANYONE that she loves them. I tell you what, I'm jealous."
I've been so happy ever since. I love this baby more than I ever thought I could.