There, right from the start
by Anna Sandham
From your first breath
Your first cry
Your first smile
Always there with a guiding hand
To pick you up when you fall down
To push you back when you go wrong
First day at school, new sights, new sounds.
Birthdays, Christmases, holidays
Ups, downs, and in-betweens
Always there with a smile, an understanding voice
Feeding you, clothing you, mucking out your pets
Undivided love, taken for granted.
I love you Mum.
I love you Dad.