I can’t even remember how long it’s been going on now…but quite awhile anyway. It started off with a fairly simple question. Over time, the question has morphed into a sort of shorthand that exists just between Marissa and me. Now, I don’t mean to brag or anything, but amazingly enough, she always knows the answer to the question—sometimes even before I finish asking it. (It probably helps that the question and answer are always the same. Every day. A year ago, today, tomorrow, a year from now. Same question. Same answer.)
It started off like this a couple years ago:
Me: When is Mommy proud of you?
Now, I can’t even get the first word out. I have asked the question so many times, for so many different reasons that she just knows exactly what’s going to come out of my mouth. Sometimes I ask it after she’s finished a really awesome trampoline routine, and sometimes I ask it when she’s had a rough day and there are tears brimming in her eyes. So many things make me want to remind her how proud I am of her every day.
Now, the question is usually more like this:
Two words between us, but I hope that hearing it every single day will remind her how amazing I think she is.
Hey, Marissa Grace…ALWAYS!