Nadia has been able to say, “love you,” for well over a year now. Of course, it’s always a great feeling when she tells you that she loves you, even though it’s usually said in return. Last night, when they arrived at home, I could hear Nadia on the other side of the door calling, “Daddy? Daddy?”. I opened the door and Nadia walked in. She smiled and reached up to hug me. I lifted her up for a hug and she said, “I love you,” as she threw her arms round my neck. No prompting, no suggestions; just a daughter wanting her Daddy to know how she feels.
I’m still smiling.