Search this site. A mother held her new baby and very slowly rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she held him, she sang:. I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living my baby you'll be. The baby grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was two years old, and he ran all around the house.
The Emotional True Story Behind "Love You Forever" Adds a New Layer to the Sweet Book
Every night his mother sings her song to him while rocking him. Even after the boy has grown into a man, his mother drives across town to hold him in her arms and sing. The mother eventually becomes too old and sick to carry on with this tradition. In turn, the man then drives across town, holds his mother in his arms and sings the song to her. Love You Forever presents the unconditional love that parents are expected to have for their children, despite the behavior of those children as they grow up. The love that a parent has for a child is an unrestricted love that never falters. In the book, the mother is stressed by the behavior of the son, but still continues to crawl into his room at night, hold him in her arms, and sing to him. This parental love is often the first and most important love a person will ever experience.
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You know the song already: "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be. That's the words to "Love You Forever," the special song at the center of Robert Munsch's book of the same name. The children's book is one of the most recognizable titles for kids , but it's always stirred some mixed emotions. The crux of the story is pretty simple: a mother starts singing this song to her son when he's a baby, and then the story follows him through all the stages of his life.