In my opinion reading Nancy Tillman book collection can give you goose bumps especially on this occasion. It tackles how our world changed since we held our child on our hand. It remind us how special our children to us and how we nurtured them in our heart and our body.
The first time I read this book to little A, I don’t think I made it to last page without wiping my tears. It is so simply yet beautifully written. The book begins likes this:
“On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, ‘Life will never be the same’
Because there had never been anyone like you… ever in the world.”
And then there’s this part…
“So whenever you doubt just how special you are and wonder who loves you, how much and how far, listen for geese honking high in the sky. (They’re singing a song to remember you by)”
And it ends with this…
“Heaven blew every trumpet and played every horn on the wonderful, marvelous night you were born.”
And it’s been almost four crazy years full of ups and downs and so many memories. I will never forget the moment little A was born. But regardless of all craziness, I always want him to know that I am so happy and thankful for everything he is, all the joy that he brings into our lives, just how special and unique he is just because he is “the one and only ever you” and that just like the book says,
“On the night you were born, you brought wonder and magic into the world.”
He totally has. And so much more.
What a special, meaningful message to send to all babies entering this world. So consider this book the next time you are looking for a gift for new parents. I’m confident they will adore reading this to their little ones as much as we do with our little man.