(Chanimalted, December 22, 206)
One day Ricky wrote me a letter in response to this book:
I will love you for ever and take good care of you.
I will give you good food and I also will protect you from all harm too!
I was so touched by his little letter that I kept it tucked away for almost 20 years. A few years ago, I learned how to print his letter onto a fabric sheet. Then I turned it into a pillow that now makes its home on the sofa in my home office.
Although Ricky is now in his twenties, I still have that book. It's one of my favorite books. What's amazing is that Munsch’s Love You Forever has become popular with adults. Adults buy it for adults. Not only is it beautifully written, but it also makes growing old feel as natural as the delicate bud that blooms into a feisty flower that gracefully yields its petals.
What do you have tucked away? Why is it special? This is the story in you. Share it.
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Chanimalted. (December 22, 2006). Love you forever. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uyZaOQu9chQ
Munsch, R. (2015). The official website of Robert Munsch. Retrieved from http://robertmunsch.com/book/love-you-forever