Last night when I got home my little boy came up to me and asked me for a hug. I hugged him and he held me for quite a long time. Then he told me, "I love you daddy". He held me some more and I told him I loved him too.
It was all so pure and simple, without depending on anything or meaning anything other than what was said. It was truly the only thing between us at the moment. It choked me up a little.
That was the sweetest thing, and it made me feel very special indeed.