I received this book as a gift when my children were little and read it to them dozens of times over the years. I have given this book to at least 20 people as a gift...mostly people having a baby or sending off one to college.
Most recently, I gave a copy to my grandparents...I brought it to their room at the nursing home. I sat down between them and began to read it out loud.
And I bawled. Tears streamed down my face and I could barely finish reading it to them. I knew my Grandpa didn't have much time left and I wanted him to know that I really would love him forever.
But the truth is, I have cried every single time I have ever read this book.Whether reading it to Allison and Zachary or to my Nana and Grandpa--or even reading it my myself--I tear up, get choked up and at some points, I even sob out loud.
It is a tremendously touching little book which has never lost it's poignant message to me:
True, real, deep love goes both ways...forever.