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I’ll Love You Forever, And I’ll Like You For Always {{Sweet Tea & Friends September Link Up}}

Have you ever read Love You Forever By Robert N. Munsch to your children or grandchildren?

It’s a tear-inducing book. I always got teary-eyed when reading this to my kids when they were little.

It’s about a mother and her baby son. At each stage of her son’s life— infant, toddler, preschooler, youngster, teenager, college student, then a father himself. At each stage, no matter how big he grew, she snuck into his room, even when he was a grown married man living with his wife and baby, and she picked him up, rocked him, and sang.

This is what she would sing

“I’ll love you forever; I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living, my baby, you’ll be.”

[Insert sniff and snivel here]

At the end of the book, the mother is old and frail. She sneaks into his room in his own home while he’s sleeping. She tries to pick this grown man up to rock him and tries to sing the song.

The man wakes up, takes his mother in his arms, and sings

“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my mommy you’ll be.”

[Insert another sniff and snivel here too]

My youngest baby turned 21 in August. I always send her a message every year that goes something like this.

It’s 2:05 Am. Happy {21st} Birthday, baby girl. I’ll love you forever; I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living, my baby, you’ll be.

I always send it at the time she was born. And I get teary when I send it.

I am reminded of these verses

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Psalm 139:13-14— NIV

“The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord cause His face to shine on you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His face to you, And give you peace.”

Numbers 6:24-26— NASB

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6— NIV

Proverbs 3:5-6—NASB

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