For Christmas my husband requested that I write him a story. I had never thought of doing that, but I did and he really loved it. I loved it too and decided that writing personal little stories for those you love is a precious gift.
But if you’re not comfortable with the idea of writing your own story or poem to give to someone for Valentine’s Day or birthdays and the like, I give you a suggestion. I LIKE YOU by Sandol Stoddard Warburg is a little gem of a book I was given by my college roommate. She read it to me after we decided we would be friends for a long long time.
I bought the book for my husband the Valentine’s Day before we married. Admittedly it has sat on the shelf over the years, collected dust, and been chewed on by toddlers, but last night as I grappled for a bedtime story, my hands fell on this book. I opened it up and red it to my kids…and they giggled with delight. It is such a cute little book, one that has sentiments for any relationship.
“If I am a goofus on the roofus, hollering my head off
You are one too.”
“I like you because if I think I am going to throw up then you are really sorry
You don’t just pretend you are busy looking at the birdies and all that.”
“I like you because
When I tell you something special
You know it’s special
And you remember it
A long long time.”
And dozens of other sentiments such as these.
It feels like a personal note even though it speaks with generalities. It’s silly, tender, random, and precious.
I LIKE IT!