Thursday, December 14, 2006

I Love You ...

Yesterday was an important day, not for the rest of the world perhaps but for me, and very personally. I was holding His Holiness in my arms because the train we had been riding in was so crowded there was very little room for him to stand. We were out in the late afternoon, going nowhere in particular, just enjoying one of his favorite things; riding on a train. As we exited the train he turned to me, kissed me on the cheek and told me that he loved me. It wasn’t the first time he had ever said the words, “I Love You Papa” but it was the first time he said them without prompting of some sort. After I put him to bed at night I always stand at the door and point to him and say, “I love you” and he says, “I love you” and I say, “ I love you too” and this goes on for a bit, then I close the door. Yesterday there was no conversation at all preceding his statement … we were just walking.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that you blog about your obviously great relationship with your son. It always brightens my day. :)

3:19 PM  
Blogger Signora B. said...

What a special moment...
Thank you for sharing.

3:34 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I remember a similar moment when my older son was about HH's age. Only a few years ago now, but the feeling of my heart swelling will be with me forever.

He is 5 now and the love continues....forever.

5:05 AM  
Blogger Chloe said...

that was a great moment!
my son used to say that at HH's age too. Now that he is 8 i tell him "i love you" and he stares at me somewhat embarrased. Then i pinch him and he says "i love you too" and then we laugh. xx

7:34 AM  
Blogger giggles said...

That is the best feeling in the whole world…brings back memories for me. Wait until he’s a teen and does it in a huge crowd….it makes every sacrifice worth it! You must be an amazing daddy to warrant such perfect sincere love! Beautiful!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Enjoy it, it stops at around 12 or so, then they just get embarrased. Good news is that around 25 it starts again as I discovered.

5:00 PM  
Blogger swissmiss said...

Yesterday I got my first unprompted kiss - we were on the bed together and my eyes were closed when I felt his butterfly lips. I can only imagine what an umprompted I love you must feel like. Well, Small Boy doesn't talk yet so I can only imagine what any I love you must feel like.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Berlinbound said...

Maria ... I'm happy to hear that!

SB ... Thanks for stopping in ...

Cathy ... I don't expect I'll ever forget it, and can't wait for him to do it again.

Chloe ... Eight years old - I know that it will seem like only a moment has passed before HH is also that age.

Giggles ... I'm not the best Dad in the world by a long, long shot - but I do love HH and try to do the right thing. I also make lot's of mistakes. Thanks for your comment.

Ros ... That's good to know!

Swissmiss ... Now you have something else to look forward to.

9:56 AM  
Blogger piu piu said...

one day i want a siamese cat and i hope it tells me it loves me too.

richard do u have any hotel recs for berlin? i'm going with my doc this time (hence the accomodation upgrade!)

9:52 PM  

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