Every night before I go to bed I creep in to Braden’s room. I love to tuck him back underneath his blanket, rub his hair, kiss his forehead and then I whisper, “I love you” into his ear. Tonight – for the first time, he said, “I love you” back to me. He says it throughout the day if I ask him to say it. But this was the first time he did it just in response to me. Who knows if he was sleep talking or really meant it. Doesn’t matter – my heart just melted. And I want to remember this moment forever. Good night my sweet little man. You will forever hold my heart in your hands. I love you so very much.