Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I Love You More

This morning I was reading books to Cilla in her bedroom and as usual she pulled them ALL out of her dresser one by one.  I noticed one that was not on the rotation of books I normally read to her.  This ONE was a very special one and knew exactly what it was when I saw it.  It is one that Flint's mom, Cilla, gave to Flint years back and it is titled, "I Love You More".  They would tell each other "I love you more" from about the time Flint started to talk.  It brought tears to my eyes to read through the book.  Tears wishing so badly that Cilla's Grammie could hold her and read the book to her and tell her that she loved her more.  But it also brought me to tears thinking about how deeply I love this little girl that God has entrusted to us.  A love so deep within me that it really can't be put into words, but this book beautifully tries!
Here is a little sneak peek of it:

"I Love You More"
Written by:  Laura Duksta
Illustrated by: Karen Keesler

Walking outdoors one day a little boy turned to his mother and asked,
"Mommy, just how much do you love me?"
Surprised at the question but with no delay, she replied with a smile.....

I love you higher than than the highest bird ever flew.

I love you taller than the tallest tree ever grew.
I love you longer than the longest path ever wound.

I love you prettier than the prettiest flower ever found.
I love you deeper than the deepest fish ever swam.
I love you stronger that the strongest big river dam.
I love you mightier than the mightiest wind ever blew.
I love you fuller than the fullest moon you ever knew.
I love you brighter than the brightest star ever shone.
I love you so much more than you've ever known.

14 comments:

His Doorkeeper said...

How sweet! I love that book too! Cilla is so sweet!!

The Disheroons said...

aaah....that is so sweet.

Tiffany said...

aww so sweet!

Kelly said...

So sweet Rebekah!! I just can't wait for Cilla and Harper to be friends!!

Corby and Lauren said...

You aren't the only one that shed tears with that one... I definitely did as I read this! And I love all the old pictures of Cilla! I can't believe how quickly our girls are growing!

We need to see y'all!!!

Rachel said...

Sweet post, made me cry =)!!

The Allens said...

This was a perfect post! Oh! And such GOOD pictures you went back and found.

Ham Family said...

Oh my gosh - that was the sweetest thing! That post was amazing with the pictures of Cilla too! I must find that book for my kiddos -- it sounds amazing!

Baby Blues and Wrestling Moves said...

so sweet and I loved the pictures!

Reynie said...

So sweet! That made me cry! I feel the same way about my little girl!

b.originals said...

Such a precious post. Love that book and love sweet Cilla!

Robyn Beele said...

Such a sweet post and the pictures are adorable!!

Kimberly said...

Aren't they such precious blessings. She's so lucky to have a mother who loves her so!

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

What a sweet post!! I'm getting all choked up over here...the pictures you used are absolutely precious. :) I definitely have to find this book!! :)

P.S. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog - it helps to hear good things about c-sections b/c most people tend to scare the daylights out of me with their stories! :) I really do appreciate it.