Cats were once small kittens.

A puppy becomes a dog.

A tadpole swimming in a pond

Becomes a leaping frog.

A cow was once a little calf.

A sheep was once a lamb.

My mom and dad were little once,

Just the way I am.

Like kittens and puppies and tadpoles

And calves and lambs, I’ll grow.

I won’t stay small. No—I’ll grow big,

For God has planned it so.

Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki