From one of America's most beloved writers, this heartwarming poem explores the precious relationship between a mother and her son, and the importance of keeping your little boy close since they grow up so fast! Spanning the periods from his birth to adulthood, it reflects on the blessings of parenthood--and on slowly learning to let him go. Stay Close Little Boy features original photography of families from a variety of backgrounds.
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The relationship I share with my sons---Tyler, Sean, Josh, EJ, and Austin---is a very special one. For every moment I spend cuddling with them and reading to them, playing with them and sharing closeness, I am always mindful of my calling to take a step back and let my little boys become young men. Boys are rough and tumble. They wrestle hard and play hard and often they are ready to suit up for a game or take the wheel of the car long before were ready to let them go. This thought played in my heart as I wrote Be Safe Little Boy. This emotional look at mothers and sons is my way of reminding myself, again, of my role in mothering my boys. Love them long and close, yes. Build bonds that will last forever, always. But be willing to take a step back, pray without ceasing, and let them grow up. I pray you find a closer walk in your own relationships as you read.
New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is Americas favorite inspirational novelist, with over 20 million books in print. Her Life-Changing Fiction has produced multiple bestsellers, including Unlocked, Leaving, Take One, Between Sundays, Even Now, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, and Ever After, which was named the 2007 Christian Book of the Year. An award-winning author and newly published songwriter, Karen has several movies optioned for production, and her novel Like Dandelion Dust was made into a major motion picture and is now available on DVD. Karen is also a nationally known speaker with several womens groups including Women of Faith. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Don, and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their daughter Kelsey is married to Christian artist Kyle Kupecky.