So I’ve just received word that I am to become an uncle again within the next twenty four hours or so. My little sister who is a couple of years younger than me is on her way to the hospital to be induced into labour with my second nephew! It’s an exciting day, that’s for sure. My nephew is such a lovely, kind-hearted little chap and I can’t wait to have another to spend some time with. It sounds silly because my family don’t really see this side of me but I’m tearing up a little.
There have been some tragedies in my family with regards to babies. We lost two of my sisters in the early stages of Mum being pregnant (then how did we know they were girls you might ask? That’s simply what we choose to believe) and my sister Mayson almost made it to us, but there were alot of complications and she sadly passed away, so a new baby is a bitter-sweet thing. We are all excited about welcoming the new little one into the world, but we can’t help but think back to the three babies we don’t have here to cuddle and dote upon.
I’m worried for my sister, she hasn’t been coping very well with the later stages of pregnancy and as much as we sometimes don’t get on, she’s my sister and I don’t want her to go through pain, but on the other hand I suppose that this is just one of those things. I’m sure she will be fine.
I want to write a poem for the baby, one I can show him years down the road so I’m going to attempt one now, writing in real time if you like…
You haven’t been given a name yet
so I’m not sure what to call you,
Nephew! that made me smile just writing it,
Your mum’s on her way to hospital
and they’re going to let you out,
Your Nan’s on a mission and I think
Grandad’s just doing as he’s told,
I’m at home blogging while I wait
and your other uncle and aunties are all at school.
We’re all waiting in this big scary world
for you to come out and say hello,
To be honest, I would understand if you didn’t want to,
Knowing what I know now about the world,
Somewhere dark to sleep all day
doesn’t be so bad.
But it’s happening, you’re coming out
whether you like it or not,
You have such a big family
and we’re going to be here all the way,
So you will never need fear
or be apprehensive of the world.
I called this poem the promise
and I might not have made it clear,
I… We promise that no matter what happens,
No matter how hard things get,
No matter who you are or what you do,
We will love you always, and guide you
Thanks for reading everyone!