Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Love you Forever

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Love You Forever-one of my favorite books

by Robert Munsch

A mother held her new baby and very slowly rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she held 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.

The baby grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was two years old, and he ran all around the house. He pulled all the books off the shelves. He pulled all the food out of the refrigerator and he took his mother's watch and flushed it down the toilet. Sometimes his mother would say, "this kid is driving me CRAZY!"

But at night time, when that two-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.

The little boy grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was nine years old. And he never wanted to come in for dinner, he never wanted to take a bath, and when grandma visited he always said bad words. Sometimes his mother wanted to sell him to the zoo!

But at night time, when he was asleep, the mother quietly opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor and looked up over the side of the bed. If he was really asleep, she picked up that nine-year-old boy and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And 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.

The boy grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was a teenager. He had strange friends and he wore strange clothes and he listened to strange music. Sometimes the mother felt like she was in a zoo!

But at night time, when that teenager was asleep, the mother opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor and looked up over the side of the bed. If he was really asleep she picked up that great big boy 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.

That teenager grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was a grown-up man. He left home and got a house across town.

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But sometimes on dark nights the mother got into her car and drove across town.  If all the lights in her son's house were out, she opened his bedroom window, crawled across the floor, and looked up over the side of his bed. If that great big man was really asleep she picked him up and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And 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.

Well, that mother, she got older. She got older and older and older. One day she called up her son and said, "You'd better come see me because I'm very old and sick." So her son came to see her. When he came in the door she tried to sing the song. She sang:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always...

But she couldn't finish because she was too old and sick. The son went to his mother. He picked her up and rocked her back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And he sang this song:

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living
my Mommy you'll be.

When the son came home that night, he stood for a long time at the top of the stairs. Then he went into the room where his very new baby daughter was sleeping.

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He picked her up in his arms and very slowly rocked her back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while he rocked her he sang:

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

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I love my Bubby’s~My first one and his little one.

 

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Be blessed!!!!

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10 comments:

Dawn said...

I love this story! Your pictures fit perfectly.

Yes, you made me cry!!!

Blessings!

Life on the farm... said...

Lorie... you made me cry!

Putz said...

mike has three, josh, andrew, and john...tony has four....brayden, owen, jack and hans, dan has one maurice...karen has two meg and jill

Valarie said...

This book always makes me cry!

jennifer said...

I have read that book and it brings tears. So sweet!

And your photos are perfect for this.

Beth said...

hmmm. no one else has said anything... I have not posted every day... is that what you mean? or could you not access it for days?

RE: running, I just told someone else today...
I HAVE NEVER been a runner! never, ever, scared to! Embarrassed to! BUT last winter when I stared Weight Watchers and started walking on the treadmill my back would hurt if I got any faster than 2.5 mph! I was frustrated! Took a trip to Oregon, had to RUN thru the airport and noticed that it did not hurt my back like fast walking does! So I TRIED it! Running takes such smaller strides! I was getting pain from too much rotation on my hip that aggrivated my lower back (I have had two back surgeries, major ones that fused together S1 L4 and L5). So I just worked my way up to where I am now! and I am shocked! I can run! I can run without pain! It is such a blessing! such! I feel alive and healthy! I stepped out of the box I had put myself in. I was sure that everything aggrivated my back and I was stuck at that weight!
God helped me change that!

Beth said...

one more thing....

even when I first started WALKING on the treadmill I literally had to start by walking 10 minutes at a time or I would be hurting too back to stick with it. It seemed like a waste of time but I was determined to work my way up! My dr assured me if I stuck with it I could get there, and that i might have to push thru the pain for a few months, but I can't handle pain for months on end so I just started REALLY slow and easy without ending up in a lot of pain. I DO still take an anti-inflamatory daily (perscription).

Beth said...

hey! thanks for letting me know that my blog was not listed!!! I went in and changed that setting, now you can click on my name and then my blog!

best blessings to you as you start trying "something"!

Jennie said...

I bought that for my son when he was born, and he is turning 10 in a month, and have passed it on to my daughter who is 7 and now to my newborn daughter... what a great stroy and great pics, made me tear up a little....

Well Behaved Krissy said...

I always loved this book and story. :) SO SWEET!