Five years since you had to leave us. It doesn’t seem real – you feel so close.
Still loving you, still remembering how you smiled, how you felt in our laps. Still remembering peekaboo, your glow worm, and how you liked to nap in your bouncer. Still remembering spinach, egg custard, porridge and how you squished your dinner in your dimply fists. Still remembering your sweet smell, even when you weren’t sweet but eggy.
Still thinking how cruel and unfair it was that you couldn’t stay with us forever. Still holding Dan and Holly close, and now Isla. Still wishing you could have met her.
Still determined, still turning every moment with you into a force for good. Still delighted and proud beyond words to have your name said by people who never met you. By families caring for children born after you had gone. Still The Campbell Burns Metabolic Trust, always.
We love you, we love you, we love you. Still. Always.