When the girlies were little, probably 2 and 3 or 3 and 4, they would say to me, "You're my best Mommy!" and give me a hug. I would say to them, "You're my best Emma!" or "You're my best Abbie!" and we would know that something precious had passed between us.
Yesterday, I said to Abbie, "You're my best Abbie!" as I kissed the top of her sweet head. And do you know what she said to me? "I'm the only Abbie you have."