I Love You No Matter What {Spring Giveaway WEEK!}

I am SO excited about spring coming very soon! March is finally here, and although snow is still in the forecast, my eyes are focused on the soon coming arrival of SPRING!!!! Are you excited? I thought it would be fun to welcome spring with a little giveaway week — what do you think? All week I will be sharing some wonderful giveaways! You don’t want to miss them!


First up, one of my favorite books for children is this beautiful, touching book from our nice friends at Tommy Nelson. “I Love You No Matter What” tells the story of the prodigal son, who left his father’s home to explore the world. After using all of his riches, he learns that the place he really belonged was with his father. Told in kid-friendly language, “I Love You No Matter What” tells of young ducky, “Prince Chirpio”, who leaves his father to explore the big world. It is a beautifully written book with kind humor and the wonderful story of forgiveness and a father’s love.

1400321956_jpgMy children are getting to the age when they say things like “You don’t LOVE me!” if they are not allowed to do what they want or are punished. My husband and I have to constantly reaffirm our love for them… which often includes not letting them have their way when they may be making wrong choices. I really appreciated “I Love You No Matter What” because it tells my children these same things, but in a simple, child-friendly way. I highly recommend this book for your little one’s library.

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Disclaimer: Winner will be randomly picked on March 11, 2013. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only, please. I recieved a free book for review, but was not compensated to provide a positive review. All opinions expressed here are my own.



  1. says

    Looks like a cute book. My kids are older, but I would love to win this for our church preschool room. I always tell my kids that I will love them forever, and always, to the moon and back. And that this means that there’s nothing they can do to ever make me stop loving them. And then I remind them of God’s love, how endless it is, no matter what.

  2. Sandy VanHoey says

    We go through the same thing with my grandson but we try to talk to him and let him know that what he did may be wrong and he may need time out but it is because of our love for him, he is in time-out to learn. We are forever telling him that, kissing him, cuddling him, etc.

  3. says

    when we’re driving in the car, sitting on the couch, when they just got an owie (and other random moments) I say “hey (child’s name), guess what? I LOVE you. And you know what else? Jesus loves you even more!” It’s gotten to be such a part of us that they’ve started doing the same thing back (they’re 4 and under, and it’s so sweet!)

  4. Sacha Schroeder says

    I hug them as much as they will let me and I tell them … probably too much! :)

  5. Christina Burrell says

    I hug them often and tell them all through the day. My son and I have a special squeeze when we hold hands that means “I love you”

  6. Carrie says

    I tell my daughter (almost 3) that we love her with our whole hearts, and always will love and care for her and her siblings, etc. And that since she is the oldest she IS the guinea pig, and there’s nothing daddy and I can do about that, and we’re sorry but we will make mistakes with her. ‘So just know, that we really do love you, and we’re doing the best we can to tell and show you that!’ =) I was oldest of 6 so I know what it’s like to be that “guinea pig” and have decided it is best to just tell her from day one that God gives good, special blessings to the oldest for a reason, and she is always loved by us! (even during the rocky times ;)
    We also sing “Jesus Loves Me” every night when tucking her and 7 mo. brother in bed, but we end the song in “Jesus Loves Mbug”, “Jesus Loves Brother”, “Jesus Loves Daddy and Mommy”, “Jesus Loves the world”, etc. Sometimes she wants to go through and name all her cousins and Papas and Nanas too… it is so cute! Even though I don’t think she completely understands it all, I know that these little things now are laying a good foundation!

  7. says

    After my 6YO daughter and I get upset with each other for whatever reason, I always go to her when we’ve calmed down and tell her I love her and always will.

  8. Candice M says

    To remind my children often of my love for them, I hug and kiss them, tell them I love them, but most importantly I share the gospel with them nearly daily, as we all fail and need the greatest love of all, the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I cannot love with God’s love in me, they need to do that is the ultimate source of love!

  9. Kellee H says

    I try to let my daughter know throughout our days that I love her, but I especially cherish our time before bed. We read, we pray, then we sing. And as a family we all make sure to say I love you as often as possible.

  10. Cindy says

    My younger daughter is 16. We don’t talk much at all. There used to be times when I could tell her that I loved her no matter what – she would ask me if I loved her. :) Now… We are struggling in our relationship. She thinks she is a grown up, and I beg to differ. She wants to run her own life and I don’t think it’s time, yet. :( Sigh! She says, “I’ll be on my own in a year and a half, …” – basically saying let me just do it now. She is very bright and does well in school. I would just like to have some input into her life. I guess we’ve all made a mess of things. God help us! I have learned a huge lesson about God’s love for me through parenting my gals. I couldn’t not love them. I can be disappointed, hurt, discouraged, and so much more, but never will I stop loving them. I don’t want my heart to become hardened or cold toward the younger one. God bless you all! Because of Jesus…

  11. Sherri Jackson says

    I have 2 teens 16 yr old boy and 14 yr old girl…I am constantly telling them that no matter what I will always love them…we’ve had some traumatic events occur and I want them to always know they are loved.

  12. says

    I show my adult girls I love them by giving big hugs, tell them I love them and watch their beautiful boys grow up. Di

  13. says

    I remind them that I love them no matter what by telling them those words. :) Also if they get in trouble after they have the consequences, I tell them I love them and don’t want them to have to have consequences but will love them no matter what.

  14. Susan says

    I’m a step-mom, however they are my only kids. I try to tell them that I love them as though they were my own…because to me, they are.

  15. Misty says

    I always tell my kids ages 18, 16, 13, and 6 that I will always love them. No matter what they do and how upset I get at them that this moms love is always their. I have been telling them this since they were little. They know no matter what happens they can call or come to me and I will be here for them. We talk about this alot.



  17. Cindy Fox says

    Additionally, I have a 15 week old grandson and I’d love to be able to give his mommy and daddy the book. His mommy is my older daughter. :) God bless you all!

  18. Sha'rrell Haws says

    my kids are grown, we’ve had our ups & downs but I always loved them & I think they are realizing now when I said “I love you, I’ll ALWAYS love you, if I didn’t I wouldn’t care WHAT or WHERE or with WHO!!” I’ve given the same ‘speech’ to the grandkids. We also have a saying…. Me-ma loves you oodles and gobs, bushels and tons, until the end of time, & then some” :-)