Excitement always fills the air around any couple who are about to bring a new life into the world. Often, if it is their first child, they have no idea of how their lives will change. The list of negative and almost fearful comments goes on and on, often casting a shadow over the miracle of this new life. However, author, Karona Drummond in her outstanding book, "Along Came You," truly shows what a blessing a child will be.
Opening the pages of this work you will find a story that truly touches the heart.. It is a tale told by a mom to her precious child. She speaks of how her life does changed after the child became part of it, and she speaks to her child, focusing on the positive of that change. .
Here is an example:
Before you, my home was decorated in style
After you, my home is decorated in love.
Before you, I read books with a thousand pages.
After you, I read your favorite book a thousand times.
As a mother I can truly say those words scream truth, and love.
In my opinion this book indeed brings to light that the presence of a child in our lives will change it. However it shows that sharing everyday existence with another is a God given joy and one to be embraced. I loved this book. I loved the illustrations and the message it left in my heart, and the memories it stirred in my spirit. For I too remember about my own children, so very long ago that:
Before you, my world was quiet. After you, there is joyful noise. (and for me that joyful noise is one that I want to hear everyday of my life.)
The illustrations are brilliant, true to life, exceptional, and definitely enhance the words that are written. It is a package of love, a reminder of what is important, and a book that will be treasured for years to come. Very highly recommended.