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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Monday, 31 December 2007

50 years ago today

when everyone was getting ready to celebrate the end of 1957, my poor mum had a back pain and was walking the hall way.... ready to give birth to her first child who was one week late... actually due on December 25 1957... that was me.
The ambulance was called when the pains became stronger and the ambulance officers suggested that they take her to hospital because New years eve is always busy for them, so off she went to Denistone House - Ryde Eastwood Hospital, not far from the city of Sydney.. and was welcomed by Dr. Keller and Sister Richmond who eagerly told her to try to hold off giving birth until midnight so that she would have the first baby born in 1958..... there was one other woman in a hospital not far away who was in labour as well. As 1958 rolled in, there was a flurry of activity.. 'come on, push she was told'.. (I can just imagine how impressed she was with this)... but like all babies, I came when I was ready... 5 hours later... yes, at 5am on January 1st, 1958, I came into the world (again). And the other woman? She gave birth to a baby boy a 4:57am - 3 mins earlier than my mum!!! beaten by a male. ha!


TOMORROW, this little girl turns 50!!

I am wishing you a wonderful New years Eve, wherever you are. And a peaceful 2008 .... I for one am not sorry to see the end of 2007 - losing Daisy has been hard and I want to put the year behind me...

please don't forget to join the faery party during January... the portal is opening tonight.. there are lots of fun things happening... see my previous post where you can sign up and choose a faery name!

17 comments:

Tracy said...

Robyn, hope you have a wonderful birthday! May you be abundantly blessed in the year ahead. :)

peppylady said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Peggy said...

A very happy birthday to you! I hope your 50th year will be as wonderful for you as mine was for me. 50 was fantastic! Now I have to worry what 55 will bring LOL

Dandelion seeds said...

what an adorable picture!!! thank goodness you weren't a christmas baby right? Then you wouldn't get completely screwed present-wise ;-)

Krissie said...

Robyn, hapy birthday, happy new year too, what a nice story about your mum and having you! See you in the faery portal then!!

Bimbimbie said...

Wishing all you wish for your next Fifty ;o) smiles and smiles of them

....oh your poor mum, talk about pressure to perform! Gorgeous photo

See you through the portal. Smiles*!*

Ninnie said...

What a beautiful little girl who has turned into a wonderful Goddess. Hope you have a wonderful Birthday and year. Love Hugs and Blessings for the New Year.

tink said...

What a sweet story! Wishing you a very happy birthday and a wonderful New Year, Robyn~xOx

Leanne said...

birthday wishes, love and light from me too robyn X

DAWN said...

What a great birth story! hope you have a wonderful birthday and a blessed 2008. We all deserve a bit of peace and I hope that you find yours. {{hugs}}

Anonymous said...

Joining with everyone else to wish you a avery (afairy?) Happy 50th Birthday Robyn. What a beautiful photograph, from p.t.

Naturegirl said...

Miss Robyn:HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Wishing you peace love inspiration and blessings as we move forward to a NEW YEAR!
hugs Star Carrina Alexandria

Grace said...

Happy Birthdy, Robyn!! May your 50th year be your grandest and most joyful year ever!

solsticedreamer said...

my dear robyn~all my love to you on this your birthday and of course my blessings for 2008 xoxoxox

mrsnesbitt said...

Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Just popping over to wish you a Happy New Year! and a Happy 50th!
Have a great 2008!

Denise

Julie Marie said...

I loved hearing your birth story. I actually am very ready to say goodbye to 2007 as well. Losing my job and developing cts have been hard for me.

Let's all have a fabulous 2008.

Julie

Gina E. said...

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes, Robyn! Fifty is great - I had a fantastic 50th year! 59th year just gone was not good, so I'm hoping my 60th celebration will bring a change of fortune!
Hugs
Gina