My eldest son is 40 today so A Very Happy Birthday to Rob. The picture above was taken recently when L and I went down to Bristol to meet him.
Here he is in his band when he was 20 year’s old. The band was called ‘Childhood’s End’. They were playing at The Arts Centre in Luton and backing a group called ‘Nothing But Trouble’, which Rob later played in.
The video is a bit long so if you fast forward to the point on the video at 32 mins and you can see him playing a nice guitar piece, which he wrote himself. You have to start the video first, then push the indicator to the 32 min mark.
It’s a bit of a moment when your child turns 40 isn’t it.
Baby Sam is my second grandson. He was born on May 27th 2013 to the delight of all his family and especially me. Here he is having one of his first baths. Isn’t he cute.
On Friday he visited the cottage with his parents for the first time – quite an occasion and one of many to come. So far he has been asleep most of the times I have seen him. He does seem to be a very contented baby. I’m thinking he might have auburn, curly hair like his Dad.
Needless to say his mum and dad are very proud of him. Here is Dad having a cat-nap with his new son:
Isn’t that adorable? My heart swells with pride when I see my lovely family growing and thriving.
Now please read the Stop Press notice on the right-hand side. The news I receive tomorrow is going to change my life…
It won’t be long now until I am an Oma again and as you can see from the picture above, my daughter-in-law is blooming. She looks great and is all prepared.
The baby she is expecting will be much loved and well cared for. A lucky baby for sure in this world as it is today. As I look forward to this happy event with the rest of the family, I can’t help thinking about all the children who are not so lucky so I’m giving them my thoughts too when I go to bed each night and pray for a happy outcome.
This is such a wonderful time of the year to be having a baby. Two of my own sons were born in May and I remember how getting up in the night to feed them was not half so difficult in May as if it had been November, or worse – February!
Back in 2007 my church in England had an exhibition of Christmas cribs. People were invited to bring in their cribs for display and a small entry fee was charged for the pleasure of looking at them. They were gorgeous and many of them told wonderful tales of family history.
I have become accustomed to showing them again each year because they are so pretty. Do please click on the pictures and read the words.
I know that many of us are struggling with the question ‘where was God last week when all those beautiful children and their teachers were shot’ and there is no answer really: but we must have hope. Without hope we have nothing. We must have hope that the world will become a better place and where better to start than with a new life – a new baby born to save mankind from themselves.
I have to believe that most people are good people.
Please take a few minutes to look at these lovely scenes and try to find some hope in them.
Do you have your own crib? If not, why not get one? make one? During the Christmas period, when we are all so fixed on over-eating and indulging ourselves, why not have a focal point in your room, which when you gaze at it, gives you HOPE.
I want to wish all my readers a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.