By Susie Teramura

Waves swirl

Foamy, over my

Sandy feet.

Bits of blue sky

Peek out.

Late afternoon clouds

Settle in.

Sitting by

The waters edge,

Blue and green

Turtle chair,

Mostly wet now.

Waiting for him

To catch something,

To pull out of

That nothingness,

Something exciting,

One of those ‘someday’

Kinds of catches.

After all, it’s our

Last day here,

Everyone wanting to

To make more


To add to

That red bucket

Of shells.

Rod bends,

Tip down,

The reeling

In begins.

Line zings.

In comes

A baby shark.

Sleek and leathery.

Pictures are snapped

And texted to friends,

Shark thrown

Back in.

Walking back through

Tide pools warm

Searching for

Something living

In there.

And I see

Beneath the sand

The shape of a star

Gently reaching

Under it

Millions of hairy

Feet moving


Across my hand.

My heart stops

With joy

Knowing You

Heard  thoughts

Uttered, silent,

About my, ‘someday,’

How I wanted to

Hold a starfish


And now,

Our last day here,

On the east coast,

Where starfish

Are hard to

Come by,

You have

Put one in my hand.

And my mind

Starts turning,

And churning,

On the fact

That You heard.

You know

All my secret

‘Someday’ wishes.

Not one of them

Is silly to You.

You know them well.

Even the bigger ones

That seem like

Fairytale wishing,

The ones I have

Given up on,

And decided

In someway

Are foolish,

Selfish things

To be discarded,

But I see You now

Smiling hard at me.

You have collected

My ‘somedays,’


In a bottle,

They are

Pieces of me.

Pieces that

You love,

That You

Planted there,

Buried deep.

But are

Being gently

Washed up

By the waves

Of life’s troubles.

These remnants

Of my heart

Which I am

Just now beginning

To discover,

Have been there

All along.

It is Your


And delight,

To show me,

To bless me.

To encourage me

That You haven’t


My ‘somedays,’

You haven’t

overlooked them,

Or counted them

Not important enough

To see,

But instead

You are

Working out

Your beautiful

Plan in me.

I take one last look at

The starfish

And I let him

Out to sea

And realize that

Things are not

As they

Often seem,

You are

Making life

More beautiful

Than my




Isaiah 64:4

For from days of old no one has heard, nor has ear perceived, Nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who works and acts in behalf of the one who [gladly] waits for Him.

Psalm 18:18-20 (AMP)

But the Lord was my support

He brought me out into a broad place;

He rescued me because He was pleased with me and delighted in me.

Psalm 139: 1-4

O Lord, you have searched me [thoroughly] and have known me.You know when I sit down and when I rise up [my entire life, everything I do];

You understand my thoughts from afar.

You scrutinize my path and my lying down,

And You are intimately acquainted with all my ways.

















15 thoughts on “Someday

  1. I’m so glad you got to hold a starfish, Susie! 🙂 That must be such an awesome experience. Your poem is filled with such hope. I love the picture of God gently washing up our “somedays,” pieces of us, by the waves of life’s troubles. And that to Him, none of our “somedays” are silly. No one loves and accepts us the way He does! Thank you for encouraging my heart, my friend. I love that you’re back! Blessings and hugs to you!

    1. It’s kinda silly but I have always wanted to go to a place where there are tide pools and see all the creatures- I was so surprised to see it that day- It felt so kind, like God knew my heart. Still learning the depths of his love- He is so wonderful! xoxo

      1. I don’t think it’s silly at all, Susie. I’d love to see that, too. 🙂 Yes, God is so inexpressibly kind. The depths of His love are bottomless. We can never learn enough of Him, can we? Hugs!

  2. Susie,
    This is beautiful! How amazing that you got to see and hold a starfish! In all my times at the beach (a lot for living in Florida), I think I’ve only seen one once or twice. And how awe-inspiring that God listens and knows our deepest desires of our heart and he blessed you with the amazing gift of his creation! What hope, what joy, is ours when we walk this journey with him! So glad your trip was so enjoyable! xoxo

    1. Valerie- I know ! I have never seen one on all my east coast beach trips- I figured it just didn’t happen! Anyway, It is so great that Jesus knows and cares about our deepest heart needs. I needed to know mostly that he sees them and me! He is the best!! sending hugs

  3. Beautiful – it is so awesome to know all our details are important to Him. It’s also awesome to know that someday the wonders He has in store for us will go on through eternity. I love your Blue Heron also, you nailed it 🙂

  4. Susie – such a great reminder that God cares about the things we care about big and small. I am so glad you got to hold your starfish – if you are ever in need of more – we have a lot out here on the west coast and several tide pools in Oregon that I know of!

    1. Hi Debbie – I love it that he does!! It means so much! Thanks for being happy for me- just seems rare in my beach experiences- I have always dreamed of going to the west coast just for those tide pools!! Maybe someday!:)

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