To my youngest son.
I am so glad that you were born into our already crazy world.
You came at such a time that we needed to see the good again.
The innocence that having a baby can bring.
The gentle and soft we had forgot before now.
Your brother is so crazy wild.
But with you he became so tender.
He was your protector.
Nobody would come between you.
You showed us how great it can be
To see my body move
The ripples across my tummy
To show me you are safe
I was nervous you would bring us stress
Into our already chaotic lives
Me and your dad, we had one each already
Could we really have one more?
The weeks turned into months
Your brother and sister waited
Until the day we brought you home
And then the fun began
Your sister had to learn to share
Your brother had to learn to wait
Your dad had to learn to divide his love
And I had to learn patience
You weren’t the easiest of babies
You didn’t sleep for the first year
You had severe reflux
You had to go to hospital
The days merged together
The medicine it really helped
You started gaining weight
Eventually you stopped crying
All day and all night
We got to your first birthday
And you blossomed through and through
You taught us all so much
Much more than we taught you
I went back to work
You settled in at the childminders
It hurt you never cried for me
Just enjoyed the new routine
You made so many friends
A really smiley boy
You played and sang and learnt new words
And learnt to share those toys
Those weeks passed by so quickly
Soon you were turning two
I couldn’t help but stop and stare
At how quickly you had grew
I love the little things you notice
Like your shadow that scared you so
I love how strong you are
I love that you love to cuddle
I love that you are sweet
You brought so much joy to our lives
Much more than you can comprehend
You don’t even know how much you saved us
And how close you made us all.
All my love, Mum