From the moment we knew you were coming
Our lives changed forever – everything altered
And as you turned from pea to pineapple
You meant the world to us and that never faltered

Nine months of waiting for you to arrive
As we decorated your nursery and bought all your things
Until one night after midnight near the end of May
You were delivered to us by an Angel’s wings

The first time we saw you our dreams all came true
You were perfect in every way and we were so glad
Even though for some reason we thought you’d be a girl
But as I’m sure you’ve noticed you turned out to be a lad!

The first few weeks were a steep learning curve
With feeding and crying and helping you snooze
Long drives in the car seemed to help do the trick
And our sanity was saved by chocolate, cakes and booze!

With feeds through the night and screams through the day
You certainly knew ways to keep us on our toes
But looking back now it was completely worth it
Because every day our love for you grows

You’re the reason we wake up every morning
The very last thing we think of at night
And whenever you smile at us or do cheeky things
We know we must be doing something right!

We’re so lucky to have you, we hope that you know
You’re everything we wanted and so much more
We can’t wait to see you grow up and flourish
Helping you thrive is what parents are for

So if you read this some day, just know you are loved
Every minute of every day, now and forever
Through the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter
Wherever life takes you, whatever the weather

We hope we’ve done well as your mum and your dad
And that you like us even half as much as we love you
And just remember that whenever you need us
We’ll be there by your side all the way through

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36 thoughts on “You

  • July 17, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Nice to read things from a dad’s perspective. Thanks for sharing. #KCACOLS

    • July 17, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      Thanks for your comment – I enjoyed writing that one!

    • July 17, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      What a lovely thing to say!! Thanks very much!

  • July 18, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Aaah – all choked up over here! Some observations: 1 – Photos are superb, esp the wine glass / table one. 2: You should read him this on his wedding day, there won’t be a dry eye in the house. 3: Your lady is gorgeous. #KCACOLS

    • July 18, 2016 at 12:58 am

      Thanks my lovely! Was a nice post to write! I love a good photo opportunity, I will definitely read at his wedding (assuming he gets married and I’m invited!) and thanks on behalf of Sarah!!

  • July 18, 2016 at 7:35 am

    What a lovely post! He is so cute and it obvious that he is your entire world… #AnythingGoes #KCACOLS

    • July 18, 2016 at 8:25 am

      He is a lovely lad (most of the time anyway!!) Thanks for your lovely comment!

  • July 18, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Beautifully written and what a great way to mark your love for your child X #kcacols

    • July 18, 2016 at 11:46 pm

      Really appreciate that – thanks very much!

  • July 19, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Oh boy, now I’ve got a huge lump in my throat. Such a beautiful piece that captures the heart of every parent. You can definitely feel the love through this post-thanks so much for sharing! <3

    • July 19, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks for the lovely comment! Really enjoyed writing that post.

  • July 20, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    omg this just made me want to cry it was so cute #BloggerClubUK

    • July 20, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      Far too hot to cry today but glad you enjoyed it!! Thanks for your comment!

  • July 20, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Wow that’s amazing! So emotional. Love the pics too. Wish my brood where as photogenic! #KCACOLS

    • July 20, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      Thanks for the lovely comment – glad you enjoyed it!

  • July 20, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    This is a beautiful poem, well thought out and structured. It will be a lovely post to look back on in years to come. The comment above about reading it out at his wedding is a great idea. Nice work., Rgds, Ross.

  • July 20, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Beautifully crafted, full of sentiment, and great pictures – love to you both x #BloggerClubUK

    • July 21, 2016 at 6:44 am

      What a lovely comment! Thanks very much for reading – glad you enjoyed!

  • July 22, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Such a lovely piece! You have some real talent for poetry! Thanks so much for sharing at #KCACOLS hope to see you again next time 🙂

    • July 22, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      You can’t beat KCACOLS! See you next week and thanks for the lovely comment!

    • July 22, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks for the lovely comment! Enjoyed writing it!

    • July 25, 2016 at 7:34 am

      We think he is definitely!! Thanks for commenting!

  • August 4, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Ah this is so, so beautiful! Making a very pregnant women super emotional haha. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

  • August 5, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Aww a lovely heartfelt poem there. #MarvMondays

  • August 14, 2016 at 1:44 am

    wow, that is so beautiful, what an amazing tribute to the love you have for your son. Thank you so much for linking up #mg

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