Yesterday when I picked up Christian from school, he saw me coming up the sidewalk.

He jumped up from where he was sitting and proclaimed, “Mom!  Hi, Buddy!” (before I even reached the doors — as reported by his teacher)

As he jumped into my arms he added, “I so happy see you!” 

Tears came to my eyes.

He said this ALL without any prompts!

This is what I’ve been saying to him almost everyday for the last three+ years as I pick him up from school.  Now it’s being echoed back to me.

I could not be happier! 😀  This is AWESOME!!! 😀