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Sunday, February 28, 2016

I Wish You More

The first book I read to my first grandson was I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld. He was only two days old and still in the hospital. The story is a perfect telling of the love a grandparent feels. My favorite line is “I wish you more umbrella than rain.” The illustrations are just as phenomenal as the story.
As a new grandparent, I am well aware of all the “rain” that life will shower on our new little one over his lifetime, but our wish, and hope, and prayer is that he will have everything he needs and then some.
Another page wishes for more “will than hill”. Just getting him into this world took quite a bit of willpower on his mother’s part. I am certain that he will inherent her stamina and persistence.
It is an indescribable blessing to have a grandchild. In anticipation of his arrival, much time was spent in preparation. Before he was even born there was an outpouring of love in gifts to fill his nursery with everything a baby needs—physically. He has more books than shelf, more clothes than closet, and more toys than time to play with them. And with each gift came a wish that he would have even more…
His own life is a blank book—every page being filled daily with love in action. After reading the book, I Wish You More, I’ve thought about several other things I would wish for my grandson…

More watermelon than seed...

More bubbles to chase than grass under his feet...


More love than his heart can hold...

More pie than fork...

More slushy than summer...


More Easter eggs than basket...

More thanksgiving than turkey...

More shovel than sand...


More questions than answers...

More peace than understanding...

           As selfish as it may sound, I also wish him more time with me, his “Biddy”, who loves him more than he will understand until he has his own grandchild.

2 comments:

  1. Vickie: This made my heart smile. Sharing this on Facebook with all my fellow moms and nannas! :)

    Cheryll Snow

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