Best Books: Someday

Someday by Alison McGhee With my oldest heading to kindergarten this week and my baby joining her big sister at the same school I can’t help but feel a little wistful at how quickly the years are flying by. It feels like yesterday the girls were babes so easily cradled in my arms. We read this sweet book the other night and it captured all that I was feeling. Someday, by Alison McGhee, is a beautiful gift to give to any parent or caregiver. Each of us has counted 10 fingers and 10 toes – marveling at the miracle that is new life – wondering why people so often say the days are long but the years short. Someday2I have watched my girls sleep. Wishing my eyes so focused on their small bodies could will them not to grow with leaps and bounds each night while they dream.   someday4And when I pushed my first child along on her tricycle I never imagined the day would come when she would pedal off on her own – ready to explore new terrains.   someday3I close my eyes and envision the way my daughters’ eyes will shine as they move out into the world beyond our home. I want them to see more than I have seen and dream bigger than I ever dreamed.   someday6Someday their memories will feel big and our home will seem small. It will be time for them to build a life all of their own beyond the bounds of our family. But at least for tonight they are tucked away in their beds just dreaming about someday…   Someday by Alison McGhee on The Sentimentalist

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