I have never, not even once…

read this book to my children…

And not sobbed.

In a good way.

Have you read Love You Forever by Robert Munsch?  If not, please drop everything and read it.  Its worth every single precious moment.

Better yet… read it to your baby.  Start when they are young and never stop.

And now I will stop being so bossy.

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. My daughter just got a new book for her birthday. It’s called “Wherever you go, My love will find you” by Nancy Tillman. I swear it is the most loving, sweetest, most wonderful book I’ve ever read her. I cry every time! I read it to her as much as my emotions will allow and every time I get choked up. If you haven’t read it, please do!

  2. Keep reading it to your kids, Amanda. I read it to my kids when they were little and when they grew up and had kids of their own, they sought out this book to read to their children. To this day, I say “I’ll love you forever” and then they’ll say “I’ll like you for always” and then we both say “As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.”

    1. My grown children and I do the same thing, Laurel!! The book was a gift to me so many years ago when my (32 year old) son was young. It’s the one children’s book of his that I didn’t give to him when he had his own boys. I still have it in my desk and whenever I come across it I just have to sit down, read it . . . and have a good cry! It’s so lovely to know that so many other moms, of all ages, have the same reaction! Julie J.

  3. I love reading with my kids. We have always really enjoyed Horton Hatches the Egg. And it may or may not have brought a tear to my eye upon numerous occasions. 🙂

  4. My aunt sent that book to me back when I was pregnant with Snug. That was quite awhile back now. I also tear up through it. However, the mom crawling into his window when he is an adult is a little creepy. My MIL would totally do that if she lived closer. And it would be creepy :o)

  5. Hello Amanda-
    Hallmark has this as a recordable book. I thought about it, but I know I couldn’t read it and record it without tears. 🙂 Sending you hugs today. Rachel

  6. I’ve read this book before becoming a mommy and it never made me tear up. Once I found out I was having my very first one on the way two years ago, I couldn’t stop crying whenever I looked at it. It was one of the first books to purchase for the nursery. And to this day, I make sure I read it to her every night. And now she is old enough to say “luv you” back!

    And p.s. – you’re not being bossy when you’re right. 🙂

  7. You are such a beautiful, sweet mommy!

    Gabriel’s 2nd grade teacher told me about this book last year. She had to quit reading it to her class because she cannot do it without crying. Yes, it is so sweet with such a wonderful, heartfelt message in it.

  8. I ‘sing’ this to my baby everynight. He finishes with me and says, “my baby you’ll be.”
    Love that book.

  9. This is the best book ever. I read this every night to my girls and as they got older and I stopped reading I sang the song every night (even over the phone) but added a special verse for each child. It is something they still talk about. One of our most precious memories. Love it.

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