True meaning behind the popular children’s book “Love you forever”

Growing up one of my favorite books my mom  read to me was

 “love you forever” by Robert munsch.  

This popular book has sold over 15 million copies. 

This book was published in 1986. 

Parents all over the world were singing the beautiful lullaby to their children.

“I love you forever, 

I will like you for always

As long as i’m living

My baby you’ll be” 

Sadly before this became a popular lullaby that parents loved to sing to their children. Robert sang to himself in his head, this lullaby to the still born baby. 

Sadly this was the second still born this couple has had. 

Robert went on saying that singing this song out loud was just way too painful and he honestly couldn’t even share it with his wife. 

Robert dedicated his life to writing children’s books and even worked in orphanages. When the doctors told the couple that they would never be able to have children they were devastated. 

The couple went on and adopted 3 children, Andrew, Julie and Tyya.

Robert said that he created this poem to help himself grieve it was his way of crying. Losing a child is devastating and we all grieve differently. 

The book is about a mother watching her boy grow up. He starts as a baby and then becomes a father himself. While he is growing up his mother becomes old and frail and the roll is reversed. 

Learning the true meaning behind this book gives me a whole new perspective. 

This is such a beautiful tribute to his children that he lost. 

There is no other loss greater than losing a child.

The honesty and pain and love that went into making this book, is probably one of the reasons it is so popular. It is real and it is raw. 

It will forever and always be my favorite book and after learning the true meaning behind it, it became 10 times more meaningful and amazing.

Pregnancy the niddy Griddy

It is a cold rainy Saturday here in Canada. I am curled up on the couch, with my woolly blanket and warm cup of coffee of course.

I have always loved reading, for as long as I could remember. I read all the books in my house and my parents couldn’t keep up with me for buying books. I got bored of all the books that we had in the house that I started singing the book instead of reading.

Nothing better then grabbing a book in your hands and diving into the adventures that await you. They have so many ways to read a book now, but nothing beats holding the books in your hands. The smell of new book when you first open it.

Having 3 pregnancies and all 3 of them different I have read a few pregnancy books and parenting books. A lot of them yes very informative but most of them don’t actually tell you exactly what’s going to happen. Like don’t ever give your child the wrong cup, oh man melt down city, or that when you pee on a pregnancy stick you will pee all over your hand.

I wanted a book that told the raw truth about pregnancy. The funny and ups and downs that you will go through, because we all know that pregnancy isn’t all glow and happy days. I finally found a book that was so relatable and funny and made me feel so much better about the changes that I was going through.

I finally found a few books that was not only explains everything that you are going through or will go through, they were totally relatable!

Belly Laughs: The naked truth about pregnancy and child birth – By Jenny McCarthy

This book should be added to your must read list during your pregnancy for sure! She tells the raw truth about her pregnancy and child birth. She talks about grannie panties, Sex during pregnancy, the ups and downs hormonal rage and hemorrhoids. This book was refreshing from the rest of the books. This book isn’t a book to go for advice though so keep that in mind, it’s not a medical book. It is meant to make you laugh and help you through the more serious parts of pregnancy and the stress.

Exploiting My Baby: A Memoir of Pregnancy & Childbirth

Another book to be added to your must read during pregnancy, Terresa Strassers an award winning author writes the truth about it all. Her honestly about motherhood and Pregnancy is amazing. She talks about her experience through every trimester. It is down right funny. I related to this one a lot because of the csection surgery part, since I had 3.

The girlfriends’ guide to pregnancy

I love this one, we all know your doctors give you medical advice and your mother gives you her advice that was clearly out dated a long time ago, but your girlfriends give you the nitty gritty on pregnancy. This book was like I was reading it from my girlfriends prospective. This book is very raw and real. It talks about how to keep your husband happy through your mood swings, which I had plenty. This book gives you life experience and isn’t all down right scary pregnancy books like some.

These books are through my experience and my opinion, I love the ones that you can relate too and are funny. If you are looking to get away from the medical doctor ones then try out these books! Once you read them let me know your experience and how you felt about it! Good or bad. I want to hear your opinions!

Pregnancy’s and child birth is not all buttons and bows, and it can be down right scary! It is refreshing to know that I wasn’t the only one that was experiencing these things!

My kind of people

I am not going to lie, my house is not perfectly clean, laundry piling up and there is probably something thats been in the freezer well past its time. I am not going to lie that sometimes my children wear the same pants 3 days in a row because its easier to not fight with them.

Sometimes I wish my house looked like the perfect Pinterest or Instagram house, with everything organized and perfectly clean. Let’s be honest are they even real? But I find be I am brutally honest about myself and my house I find my kind of people. The ones the dont pretend to have it all together like me.

Thank you! Thank you for being you. Thank you for not trying to be someone else and thank you for not judging me.

There is nothing worse then walking into a place and everything in amazing, no dust, no toys everywhere no dog hair, nothing its like a staged house. It makes you feel horrible and lazy about yourself and your house and then they have the nerve to be like “sorry about the mess” “Girl what mess?” and they turn the pillow around.. that mess? pfft come on.

but then you walk into a house that its just a hot mess, their hair is in a mom bun on the top of their head, toys everywhere. I respect you! Because I get it. I get that you probably tried to pick up those toys 23049230984 times and then they end up right back where you picked them up. I bet you have been doing laundry every day and it still is piled up. Don’t worry I get it!

There is no one more beautiful to me then someone that walks around with their imperfections and owns it! Because what is perfect?? Nothing… we all have something going on, why hide it. Be YOU… always be you.

Don’t ever think that you need to pretend to be someone else, have to run around and clean up the house quickly because I am coming over. Don’t think that you need to change out of your PJs because I am coming over, Girl tell me i will come over in mine! Because lord knows I dont even want to change myself.

You know what, if we show our kids not to hide who they are, maybe they will grow up to not hide their true selves from anyone. Your friends and family and kids dont need a perfect pinterest house, They dont need a outfit that matches or all the same mugs or cups. They just need YOU.

It may be cute to have your kids all dressed in designer clothes, or all the hottest furniture of 2019. Kids grow up fast, they rather you be spending time with them instead of worrying about the house being a mess… Make that fort with them and let them play with those toys, let the sink pile up because your child wants to play cards.

I am okay with everyone seeing who I really am, because it helps me find the ones that truely understand me. The ones that Id rather be around.

I am enough. and so are you!