Dearest Sophie, sweet niece of mine,
Born in June of ninety nine.
Fifteen this year, how can that be?,
You’ve grown up so fast, you’re taller than me!.
I remember your birth, the day you were born,
Wrapped in a blanket, all cosy and warm.
Beautiful eyes, so big and blue,
The moment we met, I knew I loved you.
So kind and loving, so giving and true,
The goodness inside you always shines through.
Bright as a button, top of your class,
You’ve yet to encounter a test you can’t pass.
In all that you do, you seem to excel,
There isn’t a task, you cannot do well.
An only child, but never alone
Surrounded by friends wherever you roam.
Loved and adored, you always will be
By all those you meet, but especially by me.