Celebrate life

Friday, 17 February 2012

14 years ago today

my boy, my firstborn, came into the world in dramatic fashion at 02:22, and we became a family.

By the time this photo was taken (on our old, non-digital camera), when he was about 12 hours old, he'd already had his first scan to check his kidneys were working (they were fine). I remember praying so hard to our Father in heaven that he would be OK. Making deals with God: 'I promise I'll be good if you take care of my boy'.

And now, he's almost the same height as me, his voice has broken, and he's started shaving once in a while. He is welded to his iThing, texts like a dynamo and teases his little brother a lot.

How did that happen?


  1. My eldest daughter is 15, and I too wonder how it all happened. It's so lovely to look back and remember them as babies and how far we've all come. Happy Birthday to your son!

  2. Yeah, that's the big question! How on earth does it happen and why does it pass by so quickly?!

  3. sigh, i don't know how my daughter became almost 22 yrs old, seemingly overnight, either. they are a blessing, aren't they? (i feel so frustrated that i don't get your posts in my blog reader! i keep missing them! argghhh!)