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.