Wow. I am so amazed.
Johanna just ran up to me with her arms wide open (and a huge smile on her face) and hugged me, then kissed my cheek and said "I love you, Mommy!"
Who knew a hug and a kiss could mean so much?
She has accepted my affection, but not returned it before now. I hold her hand everywhere we go, touch her cheek, play with her hair, rub her cheek, etc, to show her I love her. She usually smiles, but hasn't reached out to me yet....
Until tonight. :)
And I'm totally loving it!