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Love You Forever

Recently, I discovered this book:

Image borrowed from wikimedia

To be honest, I don’t think I would notice this book if I saw this in a bookstore. The cover art is good, but it’s a bit dated (it was originally published in 1986!). Plus, it looks like a potty training book :p While the pedia has been reminding us to start potty training the bear soon, we’re putting it off until my husband and I are good and ready.

Anyway, someone mentioned this book in one of the e-groups I belong to and I decided to take a look. Unfortunately, I did so while taking a short break at the office, and quickly started tearing up. The story is simple enough – it is about the love of a mother for her son. She shows her love by stalking him everywhere and singing this simple song for him:

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

You can read the text of the book here.

I still remember the first few weeks after I gave birth to the bear — I couldn’t believe that I could love someone so much. In the midst of being overwhelmed with the tremendous gift that I received, I also realized the depth of my parents’ love for me. Don’t get me wrong, I know they do, while I wasn’t the perfect daughter, I wasn’t a bad kid either, but I didn’t know they love me that much.

The bear and my mom watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

What’s great about this book is that, through a simple story, it captures the essence of that love.

I love you forever, bear. I’ll like you for always and as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.

Even though when we tell you to smile, this is what you do.

You can get a copy of Robert Munsch’s book here. For those in the Philippines, you may get it here.

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