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How much do you love your mother, your father, your grandmother or your best friend? How often do you say, “I love you”? Three simple words that can mean so much to the one who hears them. A little girl and her mother share an “I love you more” moment as they each take turns comparing how much they love the other. The little girl says, “I love you as wide as my arms,” but her mother claims, “I love you more than that.” The little girl says, “I love you as long as my hair,” but her mother claims the same, “I love you more than that.” Three valuable words that mean so much and can soothe any soul with contentment and compassion.
Misty Black’s picture book story, You Taught Me Love, will charm the reader with the love and compassion equal to the heart-warming story by Robert Munch, Love You Forever. Told in rhyming verse, the young reader will be instantly enthralled and drawn into the warmth of the love expressed in the story. Both gems are powerful stories that enforce the importance of love and sharing it, repeatedly, by saying those three simple words: “I love you.” There are some humorous expressions as the child compares her love to everything within her life, from the length of her hair to her pet frog who jumps very high and very fast. Love is all-encompassing, huge beyond comprehension and powerful. “The power to do and show love lies in you.” It’s something we can all do, demonstrate and share.