Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What's In A Word? Everything.

Will has the following words in his vocabulary bank:

Nana (for the fruit)
Jack (dog's name)
Kitty (he is fascinated by our cat)
Quack (from the book "Barnyard Dance", where he says the Quack part along with me)
Caw-Caw (which is like a bird noise that our friend makes)

and, as of yesterday. . .


There are no words to describe the way my heart melted when he uttered those longed-for syllables. When he first said it, I was changing his diaper. I stopped and looked at him in disbelief. His whole face lit up and he was so proud of himself! He started saying it again, and I picked him up, dirty little bottom and all, and hugged him to me with such ferocity.


He has since said it quite a few times and I can't get tired of hearing it. There were so many times that I wondered if anyone would ever call me Mama. This one little word encompasses so many big feelings.


Amy B said...

That's the most beautiful word in the English language isn't it? That post brought tears to my eyes.

Jen said...

Hooray! What a clever boy!

Amanda said...

That is so sweet!! Yay Mama!

Your post brought tears to my eyes, too!

Joy said...

Awwwwwwwww!!! This post melts my heart. Elaina was well over a year old before she finally uttered the words. Everything (including me) was just "Dada". LOL!

Fertilized said...

GO WIll! Make your Mama's Heart swoon!

Mel said...

I love it. I have never, EVER yearned to hear such a small word in my entire life as I do now. I can feel your joy.

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In Search of Morning Sickness said...

I absolutely got goose bumps reading this. Too precious! We rejoice with you.... Mama. What a beautiful word indeed! You have earned it 1000 times over!