At my baby shower for Mason I got two copies of “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch. I didn’t know much about the book but I figured it had to be decent read, I mean TWO people did buy it for me. So I read it. Tears streamed down my face. It was touching. Mason isn’t much into the book now as a 5 year old but I still read it from time to time. As a reminder.
In the day to day it’s hard to see that. It’s hard to see that before you know it your baby will be grown. These 5 books will remind you of that and are sweet little books to read to your little one as they grow as a reminder to them that a Mother’s love is infinite.
I couldn’t leave Love You Forever off this list. It’s too much of a classic to leave off. For the mama’s to be who may not know about it? Now you do! Make sure you pick it up!
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
A young woman holds her newborn son
And looks at him lovingly.
Softly she 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.”
Let Me Hold You Longer by Karen Kingsbury
With lighthearted illustrations and a sweet, reflective tone, best-selling author Karen Kingsbury encourages parents to savor not only their children’s firsts, like first steps and first words, but the lasts as well. With the tenderness of a mother speaking directly to her child, Karen reminds us not to miss last days of kindergarten and last at-bats in Little League amid the whirlwind of life.
If I Could Keep You Little by Marianne Richmond
Taking the reader on a journey of memory and expectation, IF I COULD KEEP YOU LITTLE showcases the fleeting little moments that reveal how a child changes and grows.
If I could keep you little,
I’d decide on matching clothes.
But then I’d miss you choosing
dots on top and stripes below
Someday by Alison Meghee and Peter H. Reynolds
A mother’s love leads to a mother’s dream — every mother’s dream — for her child to live life to its fullest.
Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman
. . . I wanted you more than you’ll ever know,
so I sent love to follow wherever you go. . . .
Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It’s the one thing they can carry with them each and every day.
If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.
Just thinking about some of these books has me tearing up! These are a few of my favorites.
What are you favorite books about a Mother’s Love?