You reach for me. And I wonder, where will we go today?
I am picked up by your loving hands and snuggled close. I hear your heart beating and feel the gentle sway as we begin walking.
We walk by a river, and I look with you as you point to boats churning through the water.
I see with you the skyline, river, and people walking by. I see their smiles and track them with my eyes as they walk past.
We reach a trail, and you and I enter the shadowy tree-lined path together to explore.
I feel with you the down-down-down-down and up-up-up-up again of steps and slopes. My body moves with yours up and down in a pattern familiar.
I watch a dog approach, and feel safe with your arms around me. Your words whispering everything is okay, it’s a nice doggie.
We walk through winter cold, among the evergreen forest, stubbly with mown grass. But I am warm inside your coat. And I help pick out a Christmas tree – my first holiday.
We walk down city streets, and in and out of buildings. The people, sounds and smells all reach me.
I ride with you on a carousel and spin a dizzy turn under lights. Craning my neck to see all the pretty mirrors flashing round and round.
And I am not afraid. You are hugging me close, and I hug you back.
We go so many places together! Thanks for carrying me!