Monday, January 16, 2012

I'll Love You Forever

The Wordful Wednesday challenge from Chocolate on My Cranium was: What fictional character do you identify with the most?

My thoughts immediately turned to the hard-working mama in "The Five Little Peppers."  It certainly isn't because I feel I am like her, but I've yet to snip a thread in my lifetime when I don't think of her carefully taking the thread out of clothing she was mending or repairing and laboriously winding it up to use again since she was too poor to purchase more thread.  I tried it once.  I don't have the patience! I am grateful each time I snip a thread and toss it away that I can afford sufficient thread for my way of life.  She is certainly the fictional character I think of most often.


I love to rock babies.  Many of my fondest memories are of time spent rocking my own babies and now my grandbabies. {I think that makes me a ROCKSTAR.}  The mommy in "I'll Love You Forever,"  by Robert Munsch rocks her baby to sleep saying,

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

As my children have grown and begun families of their own these little words become more and more true. Maybe as we get old{er} we begin to reflect more on the truly important things of life. To me, some of the most important hours are those we spend holding tight to those we love dearly.  -- So, I've decided the fictional character with whom I identify has her claim to fame in a simple children's story.

I hope YOU ROCK too!