Silent Sunday 24.10.21
Oct24

Silent Sunday 24.10.21

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Happy birthday, 18 year old son!
Oct19

Happy birthday, 18 year old son!

My younger son, my beautiful boy, is 18 years old. I can’t believe I now have two adult ‘children’. My son came into the world as a big, grey baby. He was 9lb 3 and slow to start breathing and crying. He spent a few hours in special care due to a heart murmur, where he attracted a fair bit of attention. Even ‘normal’ sized babies were a phenomenon there. Nine pound babies were unheard of! My younger son...

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18th birthday checklist
Jul18

18th birthday checklist

I started the year excited that my eldest was going to turn 18. Raising a child all the way to adulthood is a pretty big achievement. I wanted to make his 18th birthday really special for him and for him to know that I’d put the effort in. To be honest, I wanted to make it special for myself too. I wanted to look back and know that I’d done more for his 18th than I usually do for birthdays. I’d planned to start...

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Silent Sunday 30.6.19
Jun30

Silent Sunday 30.6.19

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Happy birthday, 18 year old boy!
Jun27

Happy birthday, 18 year old boy!

Happy birthday to my biggest boy, who is 18 today! I can’t quite believe that my tiny firstborn is now an adult. Although to be fair I can’t really remember life without him. My boy came into the world after a long labour, shortly after midnight on Wednesday 27th June and three days early. Tradition dictated he should have been born on Tuesday 26th June. My siblings and I were all four days early, while my husband and his...

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