Sunday, March 2, 2008

A birthday

It may be Mother's Day in the UK but it also the birthday of a little boy close to my heart. Our son is one week old at 2.30pm today.

A man I know sent me an e mail story about a little boy who had a handicap and who was allowed by other little boys to lay in a baseball game, he ended up, with the help of everyone winning the game for his team, he died the Christmas after. Tears flow again as I remember the story.

I worked for a charity that supported young people with disabilities as well as the elderly for six years of my life. Some of that time was super, some very challenging. Today I realise what a privilege that was for me and how, with a son who appears to have all his faculties, I want to help those less fortunate than me again. My lovely Christiane reminds me that I am doing that in the choir I'm in as we sing for charity...

So from a blessed dad who has a new son to all those dad's out there who are as proud as me and have a son or daughter who has a disability all my love to you today. We are all so special and, the story I read suggested that each person who has a disability provokes love around them and an outpouring of the human spirit - amen to that.

And Mother's Day - I bought three cards - my wife, her mum, and my mum. 

Have a great day.

Love

n

4 comments:

Bren said...

Congratulations on your new son. Make the most of the baby years!

My daughters are 19 and 21 now and it seems like only yesterday that they were babies! Time flies by so fast you need to enjoy EVERY minute of their lives!

When are we going to see you and Karen dance together on DOI? I have just showed my younger daughter your famous Charlie Chaplin routine on YouTube! And we would love to see the two of you perform together again on TV!

madfishie said...

congrats on the wee yen....

we too felt as you did wen our little boy was born, 2 years later he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is unable to walk, our love for him is stronger than ever and we thank God every day for his blessings especially wen we fight for what our son needs...Thank you for your blog this morning...we read your blog daily and share with you in your joys....cherish every minute you have wih your family....unsure if you get to read this, but we felt we had to email you...

Gods blessing

Ps any names ? we named our we yen benjamin(son of my right hand)

Dice said...

I agree with Bren's post above. Loads of people I speak with have asked when the judges are going to join in one of the opening numbers. It would be fantastic to see you and Karen skate on DOI - even if it's not so much together but in an opening group number with T&D and Robin Cousins. It would make an amazing and historic moment - and it would be a great chance for younger viewers to see how amazing you all are. I know that Robin has said he would do it if he was asked...

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, nicky! I stayed speachless while reading your diary.. No wonder you cried when remembering the boy! The same was for me when I read this article!

May the baby bring you so much joy as it is till nowadays!
Greetings M.