Sunday, July 3, 2011

I am in awe (and I am speechless)

To say I am proud of my eldest MM at the moment would be a gross understatement. My boy has stepped up and become the man I knew he could become and has taken to fatherhood as if he was born to it.

He's doing all feeds, bathing, burping etc. Washing dishes, sterilising bottles, clothes washing and cooking dinner. He is caring for a brand new little baby and a very unwell fiancee who is on total bedrest and he is doing a gold medal effort at all of it. In fact my pride brings tears to my eyes at the moment.

He has worked 12 hour days all week, along with nightly visits to the hospital and then has survived on limited sleep all weekend since they came home. This afternoon he catered to additional family members who dropped in to see the new family whilst feeding baby and making coffees with a minimum of ease.

DIL is still very unwell and my heart goes out to both of them during this extremely hard time. MM has also arranged for DIL's sisters and mother to be with her during the week so that he can still go to work. His sense of responsibility at the moment is heartwarming to say the least.

Being a new parent is extremely difficult, most of us have done it and we all remember how hard those first few weeks are. I can honestly say that I don't think you truly appreciate motherhood as much as when your child becomes a parent. Watching my son cope with the amount he has on his plate at the moment brings home the reality that we did a pretty damn fine job of raising him.

My darling boy never have I been so incredibly proud as I am of you at this moment. To think of the troubles we have had over the years and even in recent months I can not adequately put into words my feelings at this moment.

I love the person you have become.

Cheers, Fi

When you have brought up kids, there are memories you store directly in your tear ducts. ~ Robert Brault

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  1. Hi, I came here to read your 6wS but read this first.

    Congrats to you son, and to you also, you did indeed do a fine job of raising him.

  2. Hi Fi, that's just lovely & brought a tear to my eye reading about your pride & what a wonderful job your son is doing. He's certainly stepped up to the plate, good on him. Hope things get easier for everyone real soon x

  3. It is so heart-warming to read of your son's fatherhood and your pride.

    Thank you for sharing!

  4. while his efforts are admirable, he should not exhaust himself so he doesn't injure himself, at work or at home. perhaps some people could help a bit?

    what's wrong with her? i haven't been here for a few days now... blood pressure, too big a loss of blood? a C-section? what??? preeclampsia maybe?

    good luck to all of them.

  5. This is great news Fiona! I'm so happy for you and your family. You must be a proud mother and grandmother!

    Jen :)

  6. What a wonderful post in tribute to your son! Nothing is more amazing to me than watching my two children functioning in their lives as adults, and doing it well. They turned out far better than I dare to take responsibility for, and yes, the transformation is at times incredible. Congrats to the new Dad and Mom, and to the new Grandma is watching this all unfold with well-deserved pride!

  7. OMG I have tears in my eyes now. My son is also a wonderful dad, works hard all day, does all the cooking and sleepless nights too...your son sounds like a real treasure. Good for you- means you brought him up right!

  8. Yes, brought tears to my eyes as well.

    My eldest grandson, you have done us all proud in caring so well for your new family. There have been many times over the years when you have stressed your poor Mum to the max - it's so good to know my faith in you was not misplaced.

    Congratulations to you too Mum - you've done an awesome job in raising him!

  9. OMG It's brought tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat as well.

    I only wish Jonnie could have read what you've written of your love and pride in her great-grandson; she'd have been in tears, too!

    Congratulations to everyone, especially to the new Mum and Dad and their tiny bundle of love and joy!

    Love and blessings to the whole happy family!


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