Guess How Much I Love You….

Tomorrow will be an important day for our family. It will be the first time my daughter gets to celebrate Mother’s Day with DriDri as her daughter. I’m not sure if any of us will get through the day without shedding a tear or two, but they will be tears of joy for sure.

I’m not great at shopping–my girls will vouch for that. But my oldest daughter is out celebrating her girlfriend’s upcoming nuptials and they are having a great time at her bachelorette party, wine tasting and playing naughty games. Which meant I had to go shopping alone.

I had an idea of what I wanted to buy my daughter. She really doesn’t wear jewelry at all so I had to make sure that what I picked out would be something she would wear. I considered a locket in which we could put Dri’s picture, or possibly one of those pretty silver and gold pendants with a mother and child on it. I knew one of our local department stores was having a big Mother’s Day sale so I headed over there first to browse their selections . And I saw this:

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As soon as I saw it I knew it was the right one for my girl. It is a quote from a book we read together many times when she was growing up. She liked it because Little Nut Brown Hare is always trying to out do his dad and she has a competitive streak a mile wide and could relate to him. At the end of the book we always tried to come up with things that could be farther away than the moon and she would hurry to say she loved me to infinity and back, because I had to admit there was nothing farther than infinity.  She would grin and I would tuck her into bed and she wold fall asleep content with the knowledge she had outsmarted her ol’ Mom again.  This is the book, in case you want to read it:

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A month or two ago my hubby and I were shopping at Tuesday Mornings, a great store for good deals on home products. And I found this:

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Do you see a theme here?!  LoL!!  I have heard my daughter say to DriDri on more than one occasion “I love you to the moon and back” and I realized she is reading that story to her and it makes me feel good to know that the tradition continues.

Do you have a book that was such a part of your formative years you have never forgotten it? The book I remember is Charlotte’s Web. My teacher read it to us every day in class for quiet time when I was in second grade. We drew or rested while she read to us.  She was different from anyone I had ever had read tome before because she brought the characters to life by giving  them each different voices and personalities.  I was so enamored that I wanted to be able to do that–read a book and make it come to life. My life-long love for reading began with that one book.

What was your book? Or maybe it was a story you were told as a child that made an impression on you. Share your memories here….