My little girl


Thursday, 24 October 2013: Two Hundred and Six Days Old.

My little girl

How does this happen,
This bond that we have?
Where does it come from
And what keeps it here?

You’re part of me now,
The best part of all,
You’re my breath and my heart
My life, and my soul.

I look at your face
And my stomach does flips,
I caress your soft skin
And bumps cover my flesh.

I smile at you
And you beam at me back
I sing and you listen
To my voice as it cracks.

You know nothing but love
And know nothing of fear
Your the purest of pure;
Real, honest and fair.

You’re destined for greatness,
For happiness and truth
You will change the world
Even if just for a few.

You’ve brought light to my life
In ways you’ll not know
’til one day you too
Kiss your girl on her nose.

May your journey be grand
And your story be great
For you are my daughter,
My darling….
My little girl.


Dear Ayla

Monday, 13 May 2013: Six Weeks Old.

Dear Ayla,

You are six weeks old today. When you came into the world you changed mine and Daddy’s lives forever, for the better.

You’ve already made us proud. You’ve given us courage. You’ve taught us compassion. You’ve shared your innocence. You’ve shown us the beauty of vulnerability. But most of all you’ve revealed to us a new type of love.

Ayla, for all the goodness you’ve already brought to us, it’s only fair that I do the same for you.

Ayla, I promise to never judge you, lie to you or lead you astray. I will
always to listen to you, laugh with you and tell you the truth. My love for you will be completely unconditional. Always. I will never doubt the goodness in your heart or the passion of your convictions.

I promise to be your guardian, your saviour, your shoulder to cry on, your best friend. I promise to be there when you need me and to be discreet when necessary. I’ll help you chase your dreams. I’ll support you. I’ll encourage you. I’ll defend and protect you.

Ayla, I promise to pick you up and dust you off, whether you’ve skinned your knee or had your heart broken. I’ll trust in your decisions and support your choices. I’ll be there to guide you when you’re lost and to remind you of who you are if you forget.

Love always,