During my farming life I have assisted at hundreds of births
and watched in awe as ‘my babies’ struggled to their feet
to begin their lives….usually on a cold winters day.
Fast forward to 1988 and again I was in total awe at seeing
a tiny 7 week old heartbeat on our son’s first ultrasound.
Early in 1989 I watched as No. 1 son was born.
For the ensuing 315 seconds I was comforting MGW,
trying to sound cheery, while all the time
watching nurses moving more frantically
by the second as they tried to get our son to breathe.
Back in the winter our son thrust the above image
into my hands sans explanation.
Now we are waiting for the birth of our first grandchild.
The birth will take place in
Auckland (daughter-in-law’s hometown)
in February, 2021.