Hug Me, Mommy

Hug me, mommy,

Please just hold me tight each time I cry.

I know you’re tired and I’m sorry.

Maybe one more lullaby?

 

Guide me, daddy.

Show me how to know the right from wrong.

No one’s taught me yet,

I haven’t been here very long.

 

Lead me, mommy.

Please, I just want you to hold my hand.

I know I’m very little,

But I’m trying to understand.

 

Show me, daddy.

I want to grow up big and strong like you.

But I won’t know how to act,

If you don’t show me what to do.

 

Teach me, mommy.

Please just have some patience as I learn.

I don’t know very much quite yet,

I just now got my turn.

 

Love me, daddy.

I know I’m small but I’ve got a mighty heart.

And though you may not see it yet,

I’ve loved you from the start.

 

Help me, mommy.

I need you to help me learn and play and grow,

I know that it may take a while,

But there’s so much I want to know.

 

Protect me, daddy.

Keep me safe. I trust your arms the most.

And when I’m feeling scared at night,

Please hold me to you close.

 

Please remember that I’m little,

I have a long, long way to go.

And it won’t be long before

I won’t be little anymore.