Someday by Alison McGhee

Posted: December 2, 2013 in Misang's Motherhood Journey
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“What every mother (and parent) wishes for her child is a chance to live life at its fullest.”

I finally got my copy of this book! I’ve been looking for it for some time now. I searched through piles of books in different bookstores but it’s either out of stock or they haven’t heard of it.

Anyway, I want to share to you this book and hopefully it touches your heart as it did to mine.


“Someday” by Alison McGhee and illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds


One day I counted your fingers and kissed each one


One day the first snowflakes fell, and I held you up and watched them melt on your baby skin.


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 too…


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


Someday you will walk into a deep wood.


Someday your eyes will be filled with a joy so deep that they shine.


Someday you will run so fast and so far your heart will feel like fire.


Someday you will swing high – so high, higher than you ever dared to swing.


Someday you will hear something so sad that you will fold up with sorrow.


Someday you will call a song to the wind, and the wind will carry your song away.

And this is the part that always makes me teary-eyed…well, not really makes me cry but enough to feel a lump on my throat…


Someday I will stand on this porch and watch you 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.

This is the part where I remember my mom…


Someday you will feel a small weight against your strong back.


Someday I will watch you brushing your child’s hair.


Someday, a long time from now, your own hair will grow silver in the sun.


And when that day comes, love, you will remember me.

This book is very beautifully written. It’s simple, yet it never fails to touch my heart. It makes me feel sad and happy at the same time. I feel like my mom’s talking to me and it breaks my heart. She’s now gone. She was not able to see me take care of my daughter. She’s not here to guide me and help me raise my child. And in a way, this book made me appreciate her more.

This book made me feel like I was punched in the heart and left  a big, burning hole in there. It’s a good read specially if you have a daughter.

I am happy to share this book to all my mom friends. If you have the chance, get a copy for yourself and read it to your children. Always let them know how much you love them.

Sigh..funny how a child’s book can make me feel this sentimental.

By the way, if you can’t find this book in our local bookstores, you can try ordering it from The Book Depository.

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