I’m not a poet but this was written from the heart and with much love for my little miracle 1 1/2lb (680g) Grandson …
You were born a little early …
Your birth was unexpected and as you lay in your glass womb,
The world moved on unaffected by your premature arrival.
However those of us who knew you were completely grounded,
We were wrapped tightly in the folds of the blanket of worry.
It’s now a year since that unexpected day, a year of hope, worry and love,
But you have repaid us fourfold, with your unending smiles of joy,
and month by month, little by little, you have batted away all our anxieties.
Yes, you were born a little early …
But with each passing day, the date of your arrival matters less and less,
For you are our darling Archie, you are your parent’s ecstatic joy.
You are your grandparents overwhelming pride, and all your family love you.
So on this momentous first birthday how wonderful to be able to wish you well,
You’ve enriched our very core by reminding us of the vulnerability of life,
And this timely reminder has fostered a wisdom that will change our lives forever.
Happy Birthday Archie, may that wonderful smile be with you for evermore
Happy smiling Archie
EDITOR: Read Hilary's article about Archie here.