05 April 2016

Forever My Little Boy

Do you want a small gift for a new parent of a little boy?  Tuck this in with a little Onesie and a small contribution to his college fund, and you've thought of everything. 

I love this book.  Karen Kingsbury's simple writing leads you through many of the milestones of childhood from birth through marriage and beyond.  She has a way to just touch the parent's heart in a few sentences.  The illustrations by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff compliment the writing perfectly.  They are so, so adorable.

From the very beginning, we see that our children are not really ours to keep.  Even right after birth, the doctors have taken this little baby (presumably to do tests and poke at him a bit).  It's a super-bittersweet book for parents of adult children.   

I'd keep the book far away from anyone who has ever lost a child, however.  I have a good friend who has lost a child and could not imagine even letting her peek at the cover.  Flipping through the book and made me think of all the things he will never get to do.

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1 comment:

  1. Bit late foe me, my little boy towers over me now and is 44 this year.


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