Joyful Heart


On Monday nigth when I was putting Elin to bed she said the words I have been waiting and waiting for her to say. She said, “I love you.” I was so excited to finally hear her utter those words! To say that my heart was happy and joyful is an understatement!

She is in a major repeating stage so even though I know she just said that phrase because I say it to her hundreds of times a day, it still made me happy because at least I know she hears us say that to her, even if she doesn’t fully understand what it means.

She said those precious words again on Wednesday night. I hope this is the start of hearing her sweet voice say those words over and over again for a lifetime.


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  1. How awesome and so sweet!! I have been repeating ‘I love you’ to Harper in hopes she will say it too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I think you wait and wait for them to start talking and then you can’t wait to hear ‘i love you mama’. Those are the magic words! They just melt your heart! So sweet that Elin is starting to say them.

  3. Oh my goooooodness, I have chills!! That is the sweetest ever! I can’t wait to hear Mia say those words!
    And I think she understands more than we suspect! Sometimes when we tell Mia we love her, she will blow kisses. I think that’s her way of saying “I know that’s something real special and this is the only way I know how to communicate that I understand a little bit” you know? Maybe not. But that’s what I tell myself ๐Ÿ™‚ Because she knows what “blow kisses!” means! So she’s at least made the connection of kisses and love ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Awwww! Isn’t it amazing to hear those words?!?

  5. Ahhhhh, such a sweet moment! And can we just talk about that picture of her….Seriously BEAUTIFUL!

  6. Awww! So cute! I’m still waiting to hear those sweet words! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. What a sweetheart!! I love this photo of her too. I try and tell Ben to repeat me so I say “Love” and he says “La” “U” “Mama”…haha we’ll get there someday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. You have a little model on your hands!!

  9. Awwww I can not wait for that sweet day!!!! So special indeed!

  10. How precious is that picture?! And yes, I love you is the best! Cash says “ove oo”.

  11. ahhh! THE SWEETEST. its like the biggest heart swell EVER. seriously so so SO cute!

  12. She is SO cute!!!

    I remember that feeling, nothing in the world beats it.

  13. OMG that’s precious! I hope she keeps on saying it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Oh, so sweet. They are the words every parent can’t wait to hear!

  15. that picture is adorable!

  16. My heart just melted!!! So sweet! (: