Sunday, April 18, 2010

Love you forever

"But at night time, when that *three year old was quiet, she opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor, looked up over the side of his bed; and if he was really asleep she picked him up and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. While she rocked him she sang:"
                                           I'll love you forever,
                                           I'll like you for always,
                                          As long as I'm living
                                           My baby you'll be. "

This picture inspired me to write this post...last night right after taking this, I picked up my 40 pound 3 year old, and just held him while he slept...and of course I stared, how could I not?? This crazy child of mine....this crazy child who I say No, don't or stop to at least 20 times in a day...this crazy child of mine who tried to flush the wrapper to a Spongebob GoGurt down the toilet... this crazy child of mine who while we were in the bathroom at the gym, unfortunately noticed that auntie flow had come in to town, and said "EWWW what is that!?" stumped as to what I was supposed to say, I tell him "It's just a "girl" thing baby".  As we are leaving, he stops at the front desk and  screamed said to 3 employees "My mommy has a girl problem in her undahweahs"  Needless to say I could not get out of there faster. This crazy child of mine, is so amazingly peacful when he sleeps. When he's dreaming of Lightening McQueen, fruit snacks and Hot Wheels.            

The quote at the top is from a children's book called 'Love you forever'  by Robert Munch...I can remember being read this book when I was a little girl just in elementary school,  and even at that age choking back tears, I was an emotional one folks. But really, this book is amazing. For those of you who don't know, its the story of a mother's love. It starts out mother with a brand new baby, and as the baby grows, the book goes through different stages of him growing and wreaking havoc on the house and his mom's nerves. Every night, his mother sneaks into his room, picks up her son, and sings to him:
I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be
The story progresses, and the boy is now a man living on his own, she gets a ladder, sneaks into his apartment, and sings to him... the story continues, he gets married and has kid of his own, still she breaks into his house at night, and rocks her giant son in his sleep. At some point his mom is calling to say goodnight, because she's too old to come sneak in, the man drives to his moms house, rocks her in her sleep and sings the same song.

 I can't get through it with out crying. And last night I felt the same way. This crazy little child ANGEL of mine....who even if he's driving me nuts, can still melt my heart with just a smile,  who will always make me laugh when he runs away from me giggling even though I'm asking him to stop, who will always be a baby even though I'm getting arms like a line backer cause he's so heavy and growing so fast, this sweet little BABY who showers me with kisses every day, and tells me "I love you mommy, you're my he-woah (hero)"

He's MY hero!! 

I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living
my baby you'll be!


Kacie said...

I actually say this to Gemma a lot. And the story chokes me up too. I remember when it was on Reading Rainbow in elementary school, and I was choked up then. As a mama, it is an even more intense thing...

MommyLovesStilettos said...

What a doll :) My kids love that book :)

Lourie said...

That book is so sweet. I have had that book since my oldest was about 2 or 3. (she's 12 now)

I think our sons are kindred spirits. Lightnin McQueen, fruit snacks, and hot wheels! Hahahaha.

Adoption of Jane said...

I love taking pics when they are asleep! So cute!! LOL @ problems in your undeweah hahaha! My daughter did that to me but told everyone why mom where's red pants (so they can't see it)... Kids!!! Your boy is adorable!

Lucy said...

Thanks for sharing. I am always in search of the sweetest children's books, and this looks like one. Have you read "The Runaway Bunny"? It's another one about a mother's love. And it's adorable.

Carrie Cooper said...

Carrie @

Hi, Sarah!
I actually laughed out loud at your sons comment about you having a girl problem in your underwear!! Thats hilarious! I have a ten year old son (and 2 daughters), and Ive had to wrangle him in the ladies restroom too. Sometimes I STILL take him in there because Im too scared for him to go to the mens bathroom alone.

Love your story!

Writing Without Periods! said...

What great photos. I love them. Nice tribute, too.

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