This is currently my FAVORITE 2 word phrase.
Especially because it’s coming from my loving (when she wants), sweet (when she wants) but Always cute little Jessa. This is how she asks for cuddles, I know it’s Adorable.
This is her way of communicating her needs, whether it’s emotional or physical or both because of Autism. I’m still trying to figure it out. but for the moment I’m just enjoying the request.
It honestly brings tears to my eyes when she asks for hugs.
Jessa is 7, she’s never once voluntarily told me she loves me or anyone for that matter. We just know and feel that she does. So when she asks for Mommy Hugs you’re darn right I jump to command!!
Jessa is considered Non Verbal, because she will not communicate with you upon asking or demand.
She listens and understands what you’re saying but you’re in her world and she’s not ready to answer you.
She can now say what she wants and needs which is a HUGE, because when she couldn’t it was HARD.
I’m sure Joel feels the same way when she asks for Daddy Hugs too. She may or may not say this twice as much or said it first but that’s not what matters here Lol
You can imagine the JOY, LOVE, and HAPPINESS we feel when those 2 words are said by Jessa. There was a time we thought we’d never be able to hear her talk, so we’re Blessed to be able to hear that Little Minnie Mouse Voice of hers.
So even though Jessa can’t voluntarily say “I Love you Mommy” now, which I know she will one day, I’m just going to enJOY “Mommy Hugs” 🙂
Who knows how long this will last, gotta get my hugs in before those Teenage years.