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


Thursday, 11 February 2010

a lofty goal? perhaps.. but one that stretches the imagination

why do I do this to myself? why do I reach for the stars and try to post everyday?
because in doing that,
I am stretching my imagination.
I am looking more closely at the ordinary things in my day.
I am enjoying each and every moment while I do it.
I listen to conversations more closely....
I notice things that I would usually have skipped past.. like aprons, or words or a simple thing like stirring the coffee...
I search for descriptive words to tell my tale..
and in doing that
I fall in love with my life.
[and to tell the truth, I actually enjoy discovering something to write about each day]

and in my life today? it is my son's birthday! thirty five years ago, I was walking around in pain.. back pain and tummy pain.. thinking it was from all the cake I had eaten the day before. 35yrs ago, still a child myself, I gave birth to a tiny little bundle weighing just 5lbs. no drugs at all. my life was in danger at one stage.. at 17yrs old, i don't know how I did it. but they say, that God never gives you a thing that you cannot handle. Do you think it is a coincidence that he was born on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes? a place where I have wanted to visit for a long, long time.

Happy birthday Caine! this year is yours
!

13 comments:

Pam said...

Robyn how wonderful! Happy Birthday to your son...and you, 17! What a great photo!You have the advantage now of being a young grandma.Me, far distant hopes... I trust I still have my sight when I have a grandbaby,and don't dribble all over it, forget it's name, and spill my Allbran on it's fontanalle.Speaking of soft spots, you know I have one for Lourdes and I think it is wonderful your sons birthday is on this date. Much love to you,on this day, your day of extra special memories.xxxxxx

Winterwood said...

I had my kids no much older than you... yes agree... dont know now how I coped with it all! HB to your son!

amelia said...

I also had my first at seventeen, second at nineteen and third at thirty one!!! so now have ten grandchildren and one great grandson!! Ranging in age from twenty four to six months. I don't know if that's a good thing because it's so expensive at Christmas and birthdays!!
My three were all home births and drug free too. I think there's a big trend back to home and no drugs now. My DIL has had her three the same way.

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday to Caine!

I had my son a few months after I turned 18, and like you I had no drugs during childbirth.

Lovely photo of you & your baby boy. :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy Birthday to Caine and Happy Birth Day to you! How young you were to be a mother!

Ninnie said...

Let me start by saying Happy Birthday Caine. Wow 1 year and 1 day apart we both gave birth to tiny babies at the young age of 17. My baby girl weighed in at 5lbs 8oz. I sure did not know what I was getting myself into. But I would not change the ride I have taken for anything. Love Hugs and Blessings

Annie said...

Good morning Robyn. Happy birthday to Caine. I hope this years grows into a year of joy and new peace for him.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Happy birthday Caine! :)

I had a baby the hospital staff called "the bear" ´cause he was so big on my 29th birthday, fourteen years ago tomorrow.

Kathryn Knoll said...

Just an obvious sign of who you are at the core or your spirit self. Of course you would have a child on a Sacred Feast of the Queen of Heaven! Quite Awesome, really...

gemma said...

Happy Birthday dear Caine.
Our lives are are incredible each
moment. I was pregnant the same time you were 35 years ago with my son Gabriel.
xx

linda may said...

Happy birthday Caine. What a skinny mini you are in that pic, I was never like that.

Janet said...

I'm so late but I hope your son had a very Happy Birthday. You look even younger than 17 in that photo! Maybe more like 14!

Serena said...

Belated Birthday Wishes to Caine!