I love your eyes, your ears, your mouth, your little button nose, I love everything about you down to your ten little toes.” Ashley Diamond
More than you know is written by Ashley Diamond. This is a charming, beautifully illustrated, dedication to the authors two young children. It begins with a mother and her young daughter, for which her love is boundless. Nevertheless, the family grows, and a sweet little baby girl is introduced. The love between the older sister, the mother, and the new baby is almost palpable.
“I love the way you make my heart feel and the happiness you give.”
As the book resumes the girls get older, and as their bond grows, mom can’t help but feel an overwhelming feeling of love and appreciation. The girls are growing up to be just who she raised them to be caring, kind, loving, free spirited, compassionate, and empathetic. The book ends with the momma and her two beautiful daughters.
This book nearly brings me to tears! The love that I have for my children, is boundless. As I contemplate my, now 17-year old’s, childhood, I recall wanting to speed up time. I couldn’t wait until he stopped breast feeding, started sleeping through the night, stopped wearing diapers, etc. Now I would do it all again just to hold my sweet little baby boy once more. However, in the same breath, I am so proud of who he is and who he is becoming! Like the mom in this story, I have two children, although they are boys. Seeing their bond grow over time has been nothing short of amazing. This book truly encapsulates the love between a mother and her children.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful story with the world.