Happy ninth birthday to my beautiful Jakey. This time nine years ago I knew you would be born on this day. For you had already let me know you were ready to arrive earth side the night before your actual birthday. My uterus contracted in a moment of first labour pain, which happened to [...]
Time is a funny thing. On the one hand, we all know realistically that time stops for no-one...not the rich nor the poor, not the sick nor the healthy, not those wishing for more time in the day...not those willing the hours to go by faster. And then there is "time in our lives". This [...]
Saturday 14th September. Just a regular weekend day. Duck was away on a boy's cycling weekend. So we headed to the park for a game of basketball.
On your birthday this year, I wrote a lot about your transition to young adulthood and the shedding of the innocent layers of your youth. Your child-like desires and actions are becoming more like a translucent desert mirage rather than an every day occurrence. So when I see a bit of that magical desire for [...]