These Little Piggies

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These Little Piggies

When I kiss them
and rub them
and tuck them in
her little jammies,

I think about
the first wobbly steps they will take and then the walks that will follow holding mommy’s or daddy’s hands and later with a beloved friend or pet or me.

I think about
the times she will standΒ tall and proud on them for important things she believes in.

I think about
the times when she will vehemently “put her foot down”Β about something important to her.

I think about
her skipping on a hopscotch game chalked on the pavement or into the house with her heart fluttering from her first kiss.

I think about
her jumping rope in the playground or jumping off a diving board or from a plane.

I think about
her dipping them in and splashing at the edge of a pond or kicking them in the vast ocean.

I think about
her marching in a band like her mommy and daddy or in an important protest that could change the world.

I think about
her putting them gingerly on top of her Daddy’s trusting, sturdy feet learning to dance.

I think about her slipping them gracefully into delicate ivory wedding shoes to dance with the love of her life.

But for now,
I just kiss them
and rub them
and tuck them in her little jammies.

And I am thankful
for these little piggies.

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

Canon EOS Rebel T5

51 thoughts on “These Little Piggies

  1. Absolutely beautiful tribute to your granddaughter, Jodi, makes me a bit emotional! I hope you incorporate this photo & poem in a frame for her to have as a beloved treasure for the rest of her life. πŸ™‚ In the meantime, keep kissing & rubbing those little piggies as often as you can!

    I now plan to try to copy your photo op with my little grandson who is due into this world in the next four weeks. My daughter & I have been looking online for ops to do soon after he’s born. Thank you for your idea!!

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