Mother's Day & A Winner!

This Sunday is Mother's Day.  Unfortunately, due to finals, I will not be able to spend the day with my mom.  Next Sunday, however, is her birthday so we will have a joint Mother's Day-Birthday celebration then!

In honor of mother's day, though, I thought it would be appropriate to share one of my mom and I's favorite books with you:  Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.

When I was little we would read this book so much and it always brought tears to my mom's eyes. The story tells how a mother sings the same song to her son throughout his entire life.  In the end as the tables turn and the mother gets very old and sick, her son sings the song to her.  The song is:

"I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living,
My baby you'll be."

Mommy and Allie reading together.

If you visit Robert Munsch's website you can hear him reading this story (here) as well as many others.

Here is a YouTube video of Munsch reading it.

What are you doing for Mother's Day?  Do you have any favorites that were read to you frequently by your mother?

In other news...last night I took a midnight study break to calculate the winner of the dahl house giveaway!  A few of you forgot to leave separate comments, so I listed out everyone's entries to be sure all were accounted for.  There were 119 entries total!  I then used random.org to calculate a winner.  The winning entry was #90: sSe at Seersuckered Sailor!  Congratulations sSe and thanks to everyone who entered!