Friday, October 16, 2009

Love You Forever


Michelle at Angel Albums shared a beautiful quote from a very well known and popular Robert Munch book in honour of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

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

By Robert Munsch


What struck me the most is the fact that "Love You Forever" started out as a song that Robert Munsch wrote about two of his babies that were born still?
He said that he wrote it just for them and he would cry whenever he tried to sing it.

I had no idea. We have read this book to our boys several times, given it to friends and family as gifts and never did I realize the origin of it.

Truly amazing.

When we read it again, the book will certainly take on a different meaning...

Lea xo

13 comments:

Courtney said...

Oh I love that. Thank you so much for sharing!

Mary said...

When Lukas was here, E bought the book because a co-worker told him about it. He would read it to him.

When Lukas passed, we used that very same quote in his video. And on every angelversary, we read this book to Lukas.

Now every shower that I have gone to, I have given this book as part of the gift.

It will certainly mean even more now.

Tina said...

Robert Munsch is one of my favorite authors. This is his very well known book, but he has many others that are not quite so serious that are equally good. I just got done reading them all to my students! I did not know this about "Love You Forever." I can not read this book without tears rolling down my cheeks. Thank you for sharing this information, it really does make perfect sense. xx

Carly K. said...

Wow, I had no idea that Munsch has been through infant loss. Whenever I read or share the book, it will give me a whole new meaning as well. Thanks so much for sharing this info.

Mommy said...

Oh wow, I never knew that. It's a beautiful quote. It completely changes the meaning of the book for me. Just wow...

Holly said...

I can definitely see how that fits. I never really cared for that 3rd line. Even if I'm not living, they'll still be my babies.

Jen said...

we bought this book before my son was born and have read it a million times to him and Ella(she loved to be read to!).. I had no idea about that.. how special.. thank you for sharing..

Karen said...

Isn't it the most beautiful book? It means so much when you know he wrote that for their two stillborn children. I'm glad you shared it. (((Hugs)))

Jess said...

Wow, that's so interesting to know the true origin of the book. I can't believe you posted that this week, because I just bought that book the other day, and had to hand it to my husband to finish reading it to our son, because I broke down crying! That was before I knew the original intent of the author. It really is a beautiful book, and we all laughed and laughed together at the picture of the Mommy rocking her huge, grown-up son.

Once A Mother said...

what a beautiful quote, thank you so much for sharing. I had never heard of the book, but will look for it in the future.

Kristy said...

I didn't know the meaning behind that book. I knew that all of his books had meanings behind them with regards to his children though. I love that book, we have it but I don't read it often. It always makes me tear up. Now would be even harder knowing the true meaning behind it. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. *hugs*

Mary said...

I did not know the origin nor did I know it was a song. I will have to go listen to is now. thanks for sharing!

Andrea said...

I had no idea, thanks for sharing that! Robert Munsch is so very talented, I love all his books. I will now view "Love you Forever" through a different lens knowing he endured the pain of baby loss. :)

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