No worries ITK, and thank you. Yes I was finning a bit :D .
Babymaking is a private affair, & that was what I was getting at: "I wasn't there when she
was put in" - conceived, she meaning Skye. :oops: :oops:
Susie & I were certainly at the hospital when she was born, but all bar the Dad and females were ejected when examinations were done and birth imminent, even Granddads. Probably for the best.
Don't read this bit Sarah.
Two things I cannot stand are kids and women in pain and being unable to ease that pain. I was hunted to the waiting room & completed 4 big crosswords in about 15 minutes - haven't done a crossword in 6 years.
Read on Sarah....
We see our granddaughter everyday, & everyday I thank the Lord for the priviledge and the gift.
OK on the car keys, it is the plane keys I'm worried about....
I really hope I am around when she is old enough, but I know that isn't possible. I keep remembering the words uttered to me on many occasions by my Mum, "Be thankful for small mercies." And I am.
We live in a small country town & because of some perceived complications Skye was born in a major hospital about 100 miles away (in Newcastle). We travelled down each day to see them, next to flying I love driving, no airstrip close by so driving had to do. If we flew it would have cost us more in taxi fares than it did in petrol to drive down each day. (About $A15 per trip)
Anyway, this is Sarah's time & thread, & I am cheering for her.
Pics - I would but my tight fisted ISP doesn't give out webspace. Last time I asked him, the paramedics had to be called to jump start him.
Sarah, listen to the ladies my sweet, if child birth was a fearsome event, none of us would be here today. It is wonderful and the years of pleasure that follow are worth a few seconds of discomfort. Even when each of our 3 erred and cause a bit of heartache, it was always a pleasure to set things right & look to the future.
All our kids are over 6 feet in height (Erin is just 6') but they are still and will be forever my babies, and I know Susie thinks the same. Haven't got the guts to tell the boys 6'4'' & 6'9'.
The years of pleasure, fun and pride we have got from our kids far outweighs the seconds of grief and displeasure.
Oh dear, Skye is crying,
LOOKS LIKE A JOB FOR SUPER POP!!!