I Remember

One thing I don’t really talk about on here is my other half…which I find crazy as he is such a huge support in my life. We have good and bad days, as every couple do, and at the end of it all I feel very lucky to have him by my side. So I’ve (nervously) written my first ever poem, a little ode to the person who keeps me on track every single day.

I remember - heart sillouette with sunsetting in background

I remember that moment when we first met, over cafetiere coffee and a KitKat

Hummingbird, it doesn’t get more romantic than that (!)

An unlikely couple, the centre of gossip that made my world shatter

But we were in love, so nothing else mattered

It’s our story, we’re running our own race

My life turned upside down, and everything falling into place

You remind me to believe in myself (even when I can’t see)

We argue over who won ‘the jackpot’ – was it you, or was it me?

I remember you driving all night because you knew I needed you

You double check that I’m happy, if only you knew

That I couldn’t ask for more, that without you I’m lost

My unfaltering support, no question, no matter what

Then in an instant, life suddenly changed

No more vodkas after work, sleep deprivation making us go deranged

We bicker over the tiny things, like who got up during the night

And even though it’s the last thing we want, we inevitably fight

I’m sorry when I’m unkind (it really isn’t ‘me’)

The truth is, you’re my world and it’s only you I see

Life is tiring right now and I’m struggling to survive

How come no one warned us parenthood’s a rocky ride?!

I remember me, I remember you

Through sleepless nights, tantrums and conversations about poo

My patient steady hand, there for me time after time

We’ll be more than just fine, my love, now pass me the wine 😉


  1. November 7, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    Awww, this is lovely. Parenthood really does change everything but for the better too.

  2. November 7, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    What a lovely, heartfelt post and what an honest beautiful poem. It brought a lump to my throat. Xxx

  3. November 8, 2016 / 7:05 am

    What a lovely poem for your OH! We don’t always take time to appreciate our partners in the madness of parenting/work/life, so I think it’s wonderful that you wrote this poem about how much he means to you. #DreamTeam
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  4. November 8, 2016 / 7:57 am

    Aww, your poem is lovely. It’s lovely that you’ve written this for him to remind him how much you love him. Everyone knows that a relationship takes work but the little things, like this, mean a lot. Lovely!

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  5. November 8, 2016 / 8:04 am

    This really is a lovely post. It’s from the heart and your love and respect for each other shines through. I love the way it also acknowledges the journey you are on together and the changes you are both experiencing together. Alison x #DreamTeam
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  6. November 8, 2016 / 9:03 am

    Lovely. Your poem gives us a little glimp in your relationship, your love. Keep loving each other, telling each other that and making time for yourself.

  7. November 8, 2016 / 9:26 am

    I remember me, I remember you – my favourite line – so much emotion in those words. Just beautiful Bridie #DreamTeam

  8. November 8, 2016 / 10:57 am

    Such lovely words and it’s so nice to remember what makes you a good match. He’s pretty lucky to have you but I bet he knows that Xxx
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  9. November 8, 2016 / 11:02 am

    Yep totally true..lovely and a great reminder that it’s tough being parents and we should make time to be the original two too! #dreamteam

  10. Sally
    November 8, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Ah this is so nice. It really is important to take time to remember how fortunate we are to have found and married such special men. I know I rely on my OH so much and would be totally lost without him! Great poem. #DreamTeam x

  11. November 8, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    Aww that’s so cute. I don’t often blog about my hubby either when hes such a massive part of my life #dreamteam

  12. November 8, 2016 / 3:41 pm

    Oh Bridget, this is BEAUTIFUL! I hardly talk about my OH on my blog either, but it wouldn’t be possible without him because he does all the technical stuff, and builds me up when I’m low on confidence (plus I wouldn’t have much of a parenting blog without the kids he gave me! Ha!). It’s hard when you’re both tired and stressed but clinging to each other is the key #DreamTeam
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  13. November 8, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    Awwww. This is so lovely. It’s also nice to know that other couples go through this after having a baby. We all talk about how stressful being a parent is but we don’t often discuss the effect this can have on our relationship! As long as we remember who you were before the little ones then all will hopefully be well. Gorgeous post. Xx #dreamteam
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  14. November 8, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    I’m sure I commented on this yesterday but I can’t see it. Am I going mad? Don’t answer that. I loved this heartfelt poem. You talented lady! #dreamteam
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  15. November 8, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    This is so lovely and it really made me smile. It’s easy to forget who you were before the children came along, I am massively guilty of that as Gaz and I were only together a few months before I was pregnant and then three came along! I need to remember that before the children there was a time when I didn’t want to smother him in his sleep…..#dreamteam
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    • November 8, 2016 / 8:47 pm

      Haha that really made me laugh! Thanks for the lovely comment xx

  16. November 8, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    Parenthood really puts a strain on couples. It did with my folks too, but it does get easier and you do have to make sacrifices and lose control a bit. Fab poem it’s great to remind yourself how much you love each other xx #DreamTeam xx
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  17. November 8, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    You know I love a poem and this one really touched me. I love the beautiful sentiment behind it and its so very honest and true. We do have to take the time to try and remember who we were in the beginning, before the teething and the nappies and the stress. Just gorgeous. I hope your OH liked it. x #DreamTeam
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  18. November 8, 2016 / 10:40 pm

    Aww this is such a cute little post!!! Such a beautiful insight into your relationship! #dreamteam

  19. November 9, 2016 / 12:26 am

    This is a fab poem! He must have loved the fact that you wrote this for him. Having a baby really does change things, it’s so important not to lose one another in everything! #dreamteam
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  20. November 9, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    Aww this is so lovely! You two sound so in love! #DreamTeam

  21. November 14, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    Oh this is so beautiful and lovely I hope he appreciated it. You are so right parenting can really test a relationship and cause bickering! We do it all the time! Hope being back at work is going okay Thanks for hosting #dreamteam xx I
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