I received one of my Father’s Day presents a bit early this year. It happened last week when we were dropping Miss Carly off at school. I normally am not a part of the drop off process as I am falling asleep as the kids are getting ready for school, the joys of working the night shift.
However, this time I was there to drop Carly off and very glad I was able to tag along.
When we got to Carly’s classroom, I handed her over to her teacher and said “Bye-Bye Carly, love you.” I say it every time I head off to work or when Carly heads off to school. Usually I get a smile in reply and sometimes she waves as well. This time, her response caught us all by surprise.
After saying my good bye, Carly started to wave and then quietly said “bye-bye.”
MJ, Carly’s teacher, and I all looked at each other and had that “did she say what I think she said” look on our faces. I think MJ asked the question first and all of us said yes, we had heard Carly say her first words “bye-bye.”
My heart swelled with pride while my eyes started to fill with tears.
My little baby girl said her first words and I was blessed to be there.
What an amazing gift!