I wanted you more than you'll ever know.....
...so I sent love to follow wherever you go
On the front leaf of the book jacket is a picture of a giraffe... the animal I was drawn to for Owen during my pregnancy (Oliver's animal is an elephant). I just knew this book would be special. I read it in the store and had to stop halfway through to collect myself, and I sent Nate the message that I found Owen's book.
It is beautiful. Every parent can relate to these words. I don't know how she does it, but Nancy Tillman can somehow take the emotions and meaning of parenthood right out of my heart and put it on paper... and the illustrations are magical, too.
I think we'll be buying another copy of this one for Oliver.