First there was one; a girl that then met a boy. They got married and had a baby.
After a while the boy left.
And then there were two.
The girl and the baby continued on as best as they could. The girl grew into Motherhood. The baby grew into Toddler hood;
Happy, cheeky, naughty, funny Toddler hood.
One day the Mother met a man. A lovely man, a caring man, a man that made her laugh.
This man had a boy....sensitive, loving and sweet.
And then there were four.
A baby was needed; to bring them all together, to join them, to bring them joy.
And when he was born he bought with him peace, love and a sense of family.
And then there were five.
One Christmas a gift arrived; small and furry, he squeaked and whined. He did his business under beds. He nipped at fingers. He ate the children's underwear.
And then there were six.
Most at this stage would be done. But somehow, someone was missing. We weren't finished yet - there was room in our hearts for one more.
After losing one angel we soon had another. There she was; spirited, lively and funny.
Someone special to finish our family.
So then there were seven.........