And Now We Are One



Landon D. D. Musso turned one year old today. His parents are having a party for him at the apartment complex where his Aunt Laura lives. It's a costume party!

There is a book that has meant something to my little family for quite some time. It is called Love You Forever, and if you haven't heard of it, well...brace yourself. None of us in the family can read this through without crying; some of us can barely pass it on the shelf without getting choked up!

For Landon's gift I gave him a box, layered with the following:
A silly tee-shirt
A copy of Love You Forever
A poem I wrote for him in the style of Love You Forever
The coat Joel wore when he was Landon's age

Here is the poem I wrote for Landon:


mother wrapped her son in this coat.
He wore it to fancy places and even to play in the snow.
When he came inside again, she would take him in her arms and rock him
Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth
And as her arms warmed him, she would sing,

        I love you forever
        I like you for always
        As long as I’m living
        My baby you’ll be

Well, that boy grew.
He grew and he grew and he grew.
He grew so big that he outgrew this coat,
So his mother wrapped it carefully in tissue
And packed it away in a box.
As she put the box on the shelf, she quietly sang,

        I love you forever
        I like you for always
        As long as I’m living
        My baby you’ll be

Time passed and the boy became a man.
He and his wife had a son of their own and they named him Landon.
Landon’s birth meant the boy’s mother had become a grandma.

Well, Landon grew.
He grew and he grew and he grew.
Before anyone knew it, he was ONE YEAR OLD!
Grandma decided it was time to take the box off the shelf.
As she wrapped this gift, she sang to her grandson,





     I love you forever
     I like you for always
     As long as I’m living
     My grandson you’ll be


2 comments:

6p00d83454414369e2 said...

Aaaaaaaaagggghhh, 7 hankies. Gawd, that is beautiful, Meems. Love you

koby said...

is it any coincidence that this was posted at 12:42?