A gorgeous little boy called Tyler with a smile that could melt the polar ice caps was baptised at St Luke's on Sunday. His mum Louise wrote a poem that she asked Dave to read out in the service. She refers to Tyler as a rainbow child - a baby born to a family after the loss of a child, a blessing after the storm. Many people wanted a copy of the poem, so here it is:
In life things happen that are beyond our control,
Devastating things that rip out your heart and soul.
But luckily in life we have something called hope,
God sent this perfect rainbow child to help us to cope.
It was hard at times as we were still trying to mourn,
A precious life was taken so this rainbow child could be born.
I can still picture the day when my rainbow child was delivered,
For that day my body ran so cold and it shivered.
My eyes filled with happy tears, a new day had finally came,
A beautiful baby was handed to me and Tyler was his name.
Lord we thank you for blessing us with this beautiful little boy,
A true blessing from above who brings us so much joy.
He has made our life complete and has shown us wonderful things,
For we didn’t know just how much happiness a child could bring.
The years are flying by but everyday we happily smile,
As watching him grow are precious moments that are worthwhile.
His beautiful brown eyes filled with innocence and love,
His soul so peaceful it resembles a pure white dove.
His smile so charming he can do no wrong,
The bond between mother and son that feels so strong.
A mother’s love for her child is something no one can explain,
It’s made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain.
It is endless and unselfish and endearing come what may,
For nothing can destroy it or take that love away.