As I was putting Scarlett to bed tonight, I said, "I love you." This isn't out of the oridinary obviously, but tonight she said it back. Don't get me wrong...she's been saying "love you!" for months, but tonight she looked me right in the eyes and said "I love you too, mama." For the first time I felt like she knew what she was saying and that she meant what she was saying. I don't know if that possibly makes sense. Maybe it was the fact she said the word "I." Maybe it was the fact that she finally incorporated "too" into the phrase. But something about the moment felt so incredibly special that I had to write about it - more for me than for you. In the years to come I want to remember just how special that moment was.