Showing posts with label Robert Munsch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Robert Munsch. Show all posts

Monday, December 05, 2011

A Parent's Love

While we were browsing at a bookstore, my son who was a pre-teen then found this little story about a mother and her son, and showed it to me.  It was a touching read but looking at the price, I thought it was too expensive for a children's book...so we put it back.  But I never forgot the story.  As my son grew up, I would remember the story and wish that I bought the book.  Last February, I was tasked to give a talk on "honoring our parents". As I was preparing my slides, I thought about the message of that book and how apt it would be for my talk. However, the only thing I can remember was the story line, the picture on the cover and nothing else. So I started searching on the internet...and many hours later, I found it...Thank God that today everything is in the internet!  The book is "Love me Forever" by Robert Munsch.  Here is a video presentation taken from YouTube.


After my talk, I showed this video and needless to say, there were not a lot of dry eyes left.  That's because this book tells us of what we all experience...and that is the love of a parent, especially that of a mommy.   All of us were once babies, then toddlers, then teens, then adults and parents too and we can all relate to the story.   My son is 21 and I still wait up for him till he gets home. I am middle aged but my elderly mom continues to be protective and supportive of me in everything I do and will be there for me, no matter what.  In fact, one reason why I am sharing about this book today is because I continue to experience my mother's love every day of my life.  She has selflessly given me financial support while I am out of a job, even without my asking. Yet, although she is still very much in control of her life, she is also no longer physically able to do everything by herself.  Seeing this, I try to make life easier for her by doing errands, driving her and anything else she wants done.  And so, having children and an aging mother, I know what this book is all about. It is reminding us that there is no retirement from parenthood. I too will forever be a mom to my kids no matter how old they get.  And as an adult whose mother is beginning to need physical help more and more, it is now time to honor and care for her.  Our parents love us without measure...can we do the same for our parents?

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

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





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