8yrs ago it was pouring with rain and I married my best friend. We didn't have any grand plans of what our life would be like, how many kids we would have or when we would have them, we just jumped in feet first and said no matter what happens we are in this together...
On another note I have aged so much in eight years, I blame that on the kids.
An open letter to all
As October marks International Pregnancy and Infant loss
month it is time for many families to reflect on the impact one little soul has
had on their lives even if it has been for such a short time.
In 2010 we were awaiting the arrival of our third baby, our
first boy. On the day that we found out Riley was a boy; my husband had a
spring in his step as he planned our son’s future sporting career and when
would be a good time to retire from local club footy to take on a coaching role.
We were so excited and never ever did we expect that our only son would never
get to come home with us.
We were a busy young family with two girls aged 4 and 2, like
any family a new baby brings about much planning, hospital appointments on a weekly
basis as my pervious babies arrived a little early and running around being the
mum with all hats on at once. We had brought a new house to accommodate the new
member of our family, set up his room and washed all his clothes, we were…
Monique's Birthday was in October but some how I have only just taken the photos off my camera. I already know what my New Years Resolution will be for next year. GET MORE ORGANISED.
She had a lovely birthday with presents and cake, all the things which are a must have for any 8 year old. She got a 1D CD, CD Player and Towel, or for those not in the know, or don't have an 8 yr old that's One Direction. All we heard for days was One Direction. She also got a surf board, Monique loves the beach and loves to go out beyond the waves. Although she was born in the Burbs, she was made to live at the beach.
At our Church when you turn eight, you can choose to be Baptised. Monique's Baptism was held a couple of weeks after her birthday as that was the one weekend when her Grandparents could come up (they travel a lot).
Following her Baptism we had family and friends come over for a birthday pool party. She had a great day and I hope it is one that she will remember for a long…