footprint poem“Walk a little slower, Granddad,”
said the child so small.
“I’m following in your footsteps
and I don’t want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,
sometimes they’re hard to see.
So walk a little slower, Granddad,
for you are leading me.

Someday when I’m all grown up,
you’re what I want to be.
Then I will have a little child
Who’ll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,
and know that I was true.
So walk a little slower, Granddad,
for I must follow you.”

~ Author Unknown ~

Note: I took the liberty of changing Dad to Granddad because many granddads are helping to raise their grandchildren, too.  As you can see in Emily’s gift to her dad, the poem has Daddy. Any title or name can replace the original one to make it a more personal gift.