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How Lucky Am I?

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"How Lucky Am I?" by Brittney Spencer would make an excellent baby shower gift.

We, meaning parents, want our child(ren) to start their life healthy. Even before birth, we count down the days until we meet them. The closer we come to the due date nervousness and excitement are coursing our body. When we see our baby on the screen or in person for the first time, we instinctively count their fingers and toes. We also ask, "Are they okay?"


When my children were born, I would stare at them for hours, amazed they were here, in person, with me. I would sniff their head, loving that new baby smell. I would watch them sleep and smile when they did an involuntary grin. 


As they grew, we made many memories together. I enjoyed every one of their firsts: crawl, step, word, eating table food, etc. Like the mother in How Lucky Am I? by Brittney Spencer, I felt blessed to have this little person in my life and experience the world through their inquisitive eyes. 


When my children were born, I wrote them a letter stating (roughly) the things the author wrote about in their story: "may your dreams all come true" and I'll always support you." Children need food, clothing, and shelter, but they want their parent's love and support. I can tell the author loves her child very much. You are both blessed to have one another. 


As wonderful as this story is, and it truly is, the illustrations elevated it to another level. Christina Michalos's lovely images made me reflect upon all the moments I've shared with my children. We also have a hammock and lounge it in on cooler nights. 


How Lucky Am I? by Brittney Spencer would make an excellent baby shower gift. It would also make a wonderful gift to a child with a new sibling joining the house soon. 


Review submitted on 8/6/22

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Synopsis

How Lucky Am I? is a delightful, heartfelt children’s book written to celebrate the one-of-a-kind, everlasting bond between parent and child.

Written in flowing, upbeat rhyme, with whimsical, warm illustrations, each verse of the book commemorates the wonderful milestones of a baby’s first year of life.

Parents and children alike will relate to and take comfort in this love note for a child.

About the author

For children’s book author Brittney Spencer, writing poems was an outlet to express how she felt during times of both hardship and joy. When her daughter was born, she was inspired to create a story that celebrates the wonder of a new child and their bond with a parent. view profile

Published on August 22, 2022

0-1000 words

Genre: Children's

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