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Love you forever

March 22, 2017

He taped the box shut and with purple sharpie wrote Ty Pogue’s above where I’d written bedroom. Inside books, drawings and nerf bullets were thrown half-hazard, as any little boy does, when feeding treasures to a cardboard mouth.

He found Love You Forever and we cozied up like sardines on his bottom bunk and read aloud. As I read, I found my voice shaking.

“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.”

The last pages though. When the little boy scoops his mama into his lap and sings to her.

“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
my mommy you’ll be.”

And then, once home, the grown boy picks up his baby girl and sings her the same song.

“… my baby you’ll be.”

Insert hot mess.

Ty leans over and his eyes are the brightest, most intense blue. You crying mama?

Yes. This dang book. Gets me every time.

He hops off his bed and over his shoulder says, You know you’re not an adult yet.

I’m taken back.

I’m not? What am I?

You’re a kid. You’re Jesus’ baby. You’re his girl.

From the mouth of babes, right?

Amazing how the story changes when we insert ourselves as the baby being loved by the Father.

I don’t think it matters if we’re mamas or aunties or grandmas. We’re all Jesus’ girl. And sometimes we need young kids to remind us of such simple truths.

“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living,
my baby you’ll be.”

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4 Comments

  • Reply Liz McCaughey March 22, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Absolutely precious, love the book as well. Praying for your precious family as you enter into this brave new season. Hugs & Prayers, Liz McCaughey

  • Reply Jessica Charlton March 23, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Duuuuuuude! Ty the man. Truth bomb. I’m on the floor…gratefully on the floor.

  • Reply Stace :) March 23, 2017 at 3:39 am

    That Ty Ty!!! He melts my heart to the max!!! What a precious gem!!! And, he has the best mom!!! 🙂 xoxo

  • Reply Lisa Tindal March 23, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Love.

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