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If you are the parent of a special needs child, I pray that you will find encouragement, hope and support within these posts. I'd like to get to know your story too, so be sure to leave a comment.

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Friday, 20 April 2012

Happy Anniversary Baby!

First off, here's the video that I promised you the other day.  Isaac's ode to himself!

Isaac calls himself I-yuk, and Reuben is Boo-bin (he's been upgraded from Baboon). 

The other day I was trying to explain to Reuben what nick-names are.  I gave him a couple of examples - your name is Reuben but it could be shortened to Ben, and Isaac is Zac.  The confused look on Reuben's face was priceless.  He said "But his name is Isaac, Mummy, not Zac".  I couldn't believe what I was hearing.  After Isaac was born, Reuben refused to call him Isaac, and insisted that everyone call him Zac.  Oh, how times have changed.

And speaking of times changing, this day 21 years ago my life changed forever - it was my wedding day!  I can still remember how sore my cheeks were by the end of the day because of all of the smiling.  We were both quite young when we got married, so I guess that you could say we're growing old together.  I've been married for more than half of my life!

We've certainly been through a lot in that time, highs and lows, laughter and tears, memories and moments.  It has been quite a journey that's included relocation, redundancy, buying our first house, having our beautiful boys, the passing of loved ones.  I can't imagine what life would be like without Phil, I don't want to imagine what life would be like without him, and I pray that I won't need to know what that is like for a very long time.

The following verse is one that we both hold very dear - Joshua 24:15 "As for me and my family we will serve the Lord."  We've tried to do that over the years, sometimes more successfully than others.  Now that we have the boys, it is even more important to do this.  I want to set a good example for them.  I know that I have a lot of areas that need work.  Some I have made progress on and others, well let's just say that I have my moments.

I think that I have also found a new project that I'm going to have to tackle at some point. I've only just realised that none of our wedding photos are digitial, so nothing to add to my post (sorry). I'm going to have to scan them all.  Might do a bit of photo shop editing on them too!


  1. I remember the day well. Your Dad, Tui had a bigger smile than you. He was so proud, as he always was of you. Yet in a special way I also feel he was a little sad, because from that special day his little girl didn't need him so much. Your mum was chatty and excited and Alanna fluffed and swooned over you all day.
    Changes have happened but so has growth and learning. The church has been demolished because when the foundations were shaken, it could not stand firm. Your marriage Tui and Phil has had the odd knock but you are firmly planted in God's foundation.


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