It was once said "other things may change us, but we start and end with family."
Spring brings us holidays that celebrate both renewal and family. Both Easter and Mother's Day offer us times to come together and prioritize what is really important in our lives. Books allow us to do the same thing.
A touching picture book that celebrates motherhood is Alison McGee's "Someday." This book is a great reminder of what makes mothers so important and at the same time, depicts life's greatest moments from birth through adulthood.
Each page contains only a few sentences and simple yet striking illustrations by Peter Reynolds. But the message is timeless and very clear - life's greatest moments are the simplest ones. This book's whimsical illustrations with bright colors also offer a gentle reminder of spring. And especially after this long winter, that is refreshing.
As the child in the story grows and eventually becomes a mother herself, you find yourself drawn into the very strong emotions that portray the greatest of "jobs" that exist. Motherhood is officially celebrated on Mother's Day but "Someday" is a book that can be treasured and celebrated any day of the year.