Thursday, April 03, 2008


There are some books that are meant to make mommies and daddies cry. Even though Helen is only two weeks old, we are already sad that she will grow up one day, just like her brother. Some friends gave me this book, Someday, by Alison McGhee and Peter H. Reynolds. I highly recommend it if you feel like life's fast pace is keeping you from enjoying the sweet little moments with your children. Because...
One day I counted your fingers and kissed each one.
One day we crossed the street and you held my hand tight.
Then you were my baby, and now you are my child.
Sometimes, when you sleep, I watch you dream, and I dream

That someday you will dive into the cool, clear water of a

Someday you will walk into a deep wood.
Someday your eyes will be filled with a joy so deep that they

Someday I will stand on this porch and watch your warms waving to me
until I no longer see you.

Someday you will look at this house and wonder how something that feels
so big can look so small.

Someday you will feel a small weight against your strong

Someday I will watch you brushing your child's hair.
Someday, a long time from now, your own hair will glow silver in the

And when that day comes, love, you will remember me.
Anyone else need a tissue?


the skocelai said...

I cried the first night home from the hospital when Emory was born b/c I knew that "someday" she would no longer need me the way she did then. I still can't think too much about how she is already growing into a little girl and leaving babyhood quickly behind.

Clan Hill said...

I am so glad you like the book!!!!