June 28, 2012

so, so sweet.

A friend gave me this book and I started bawling before I could even finished it.  It is just so sweet.  I had to share it.  Enjoy!

Alison McGhee and Peter Reynolds

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.

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 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 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.

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 back.

Someday I will watch you brushing a child's hair.

Someday, a long time from now, you own hair will glow silver in the sun.

1 comment:

  1. Erica,

    I seriously need to reconsider starting off my day with checking out your blog...tears...again...that was such a sweet story. Thanks for sharing.

    Love you,