Tonight Isabella read me a number of stories, and I read her some as well. Usually she just opens the book, and says "The End." Tonight, she was trying to read simultaneously to me reading. My favorite story to read her is Wherever you are my love will find you by Nancy Tilman. I want to share it with you because it's the sweetest thing you will ever see, and if you are a mother it will melt your heart for sure.
I wanted you more
than you ever will know,
so I sent love to follow
wherever you go.
It's high as you wish it, It's quick as an elf.
You'll never outgrow it...it stretches itself!
So climb any mountain...
climb up to the sky!
My love will find you.
My love can fly!
Make a big splash! Go out on a limb!
My love will find you, my love can swim!
It never gets lost,, never fades, never ends...
if you're working....
or sitting with friends
You can dance til you're dizzy...
paint 'til you're blue...
there's no place, not one,
that my love can't find you.
And if someday you're lonely,
or someyou're sad,
or you strike out at baseball,
or think you've been bad...
just lift up your face, feel the wind in your hair.
That's me, my sweet baby, my love is right there.
In the green of the grass...in the smell of the sea....in the clouds floating by...at the top of a tree...in the sound crickets make at the end of the day....
"You are loved. You are loved. You are loved," they all say.
My love is so high, and so wide, and so deep, it's always right there, even when you're asleep
So hold your head high
and don't be afraid
to march to the front
of your own parade.
If you're still my small babe
or you're grown,
my promise to you
is you're NEVER alone.
You are my angel, my darling, my star....and my love will find you, wherever you are.
You are loved.
Every single time I read this to Isabella I get choked up. I want to read this to her every single day because this is just how I feel. Hope you all have a wonderful night! I have my doctor's appointment/Gestational diabetes iorrow and then we are taking Isabella to play at Run, Jump, and Play. She has been talking about that place for weeks.