For Serena

Serena you are an angel, a blessing from above

You’re magical, a miracle, a bundle full of love

You’re everything we longed for as precious as a pearl

A rosy cheeked, sparkly eyed, beautiful little girl

It’s impossible to think back on life before you came

And to wonder how since your arrival things will never be the same

For Mummy and me it was a meeting of minds, souls and hearts

And then you added a new dimension to the sum of all those parts

You came out into the world holding your head up high

And you greet us with a wriggle and wave and a special little cry

You love nursery rhymes and stories – you’re always full of fun

And the smile you have when you see us is as warm as the sun

You love music and dancing and things with flashing lights

And watching you wiggle your bottom is one of our favourite sights

You’re the centre of our family one of the ties that bind

And a future full of warmth and support  is something you will find

As you travel on life’s journey and start to make your way

Friends and family will be there for you as they are today

We wish you real happiness in everything you do

As we have found real happiness has come through having you

You reach out for experiences with arms open wide

And whatever choices you make in life, we’ll be there by your side

As your mummy and daddy we can’t wait to see

Just what sort of person you’ll grow up to be

And whichever way you go in life is sure to make us glad

Especially if you include on your list – looking after your dad!