Our Journey So Far
Today is your very special day
It's the day we celebrate your birth
Everyone celebrated your safe arrival
Down here on planet earth.
Your Birth Mum spent 5 days with you
In the mother and baby home
But she was unable to care for you
As she couldn't be left alone.
She loved you so much she knew what was best
Was to find you a new Mum and Dad
And although she knew it was best for you
Giving you up made her feel so sad.
Social Services decided the best thing for you
Was to find you a family
They searched for two whole years
And guess what, they found me!
I'd waited and waited for two long years
To mend my broken heart
When I lostCiara and Alex
I thought my world had fallen apart.
One look at your picture was all it took
Toknow you were right for me
To heal the hurt and unhappiness
And to once more a family be.
To find you had a younger sister
Was such a bonus too
We'd always wanted two children
And she was as stunning as you.
We couldn't wait to meet you both
And the day we met was so special
Seeing our gorgeous new daughters
Made our lives instantly so much better.
Those big brown eyes and curly hair
Looking back up at me
Made my heart fill with a rush of love
As you stared back from behind the settee.
Five days later we took you home
To start our life anew
What I didn't know way back then
Was how much my love for you both just grew.
You recieved lots of compliments
That you were cute, adorable, sweet
People enjoyed watching your expressions
As you learned to stand on your feet.
Everyone loved to cuddle you
And Katie eventually learned to walk
You both started to grow and get bigger
And mumbled words as you began to talk.
Lucy woke up every morning singing
As she treated us all to a show
And as we gradually got to know each other
Our love continued to grow.
Sometimes you'd chat for hours
Gibbering about this and that
I couldn't understand all of it
But I did understand car, drink, and cat.
Bit by bit you learned to trust me
And we had a lot of fun
Once Katie found her feet
You both kept me on the run!
At first you were both glued to me
And you wouldn't let me out of your sight
Walking around with toddlers wrapped round my legs
I really must have looked a sight!
Going to the park was a favourite
As you both loved to play on the swings
And we went to some toddler groups
Where you painted and learned to sing.
I must admit that sometimes
Hearing "The wheels on the bus" once more
Was the tiniest little bit irratating
But it never became a real bore.
Lots of "firsts" for us together
As we shopped for Lucy's first shoes
She had a furious face on her
As she was going through the terrible twos!
The first time we took you to meet my family
I was bursting with pride at their reaction
They fell in love with you both
I could tell it was instant attraction.
Everyone loved you so much
As they got to know their new nieces
And me, being your silly old Mum
Burst into tears and went to pieces.
To be given a second chance at Motherhood
After losing your sister and brother
Made me feel that I had been blessed
And I'd love you like no other.
Our first Christmas was so special
As we'd waited for one with children for years
And seeing the delight on your faces .....
Just thinking about it brings me to tears.
The first year it passed all too quickly
And all too soon Lucy was off to school
She made lots of friends on the way
As she tried to remember their rules.
One year later Katie joined you
Leaving me behind at home
Worrying about how you were doing
And hoping that you weren't on your own.
But thankfully for me, you loved it
And you looked forward to going everyday
You couldn't get there quick enough
As you said to your friends "Come and play!"
Birthdays they came around, quicker and quicker every year
And each one had a different theme
Bouncy castles, swimming, trampolining
As you and your friends let off steam.
And each year I'd think of your Birth Mother
And all the things she'd missed
But she knows that you are happy
Loved, and cared for, and being kissed.
And here we are 10 years later
We have made it through
And although we have lost Daddy to another
I'll always be there for you two.
Unfortunately sometimes things happen
Sadly me and Daddy grew apart
He lied to me about his lady friend
And that tore my world apart.
Somethings just cannot be mended
As too much hurt has been done
But we both still love our daughters
And will try and make sure you have fun.
I cannot speak for your Father
But I'm sure that he loves you too
Only time will tell if he means it
He has the rest of his life to rue.
But one thing that you can be sure of
In this time of unrest
Is that I love you both dearly
And that I'll do my very best.
I know sometimes I don't get it right
As I struggle to learn to cope
But having you two here with me
Being together just gives me hope.
I know sometimes I don't get it right
And I may seem sad and blue
But there is one thing that I'm sure about
And that's that I will always love you!
Happy Birthday With Love From Mum XX
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