Ok Now I know in reality I have almost 9 children..but 4 of those I have not known since birth. So this is my week to give the honor to my beautiful Children
1. This is oldest duckling. Kirsty Louise. She was born when I was way to young to know much about mothering, but with Gods grace she has turned out to be an amazing woman. She was way the prettiest baby I ever bore and was so pretty I remember thinking she was like a little doll. She is talented vibrant and alive. Always ready to make others laugh, when sometimes I know that inside her own heart is so very sad. She and Her beautiful husband have produced 3 great kids, who are such a joy. My greatest dream and desire is thta they will come and live near us, so we can see so much more of them. I also know that God knows and answers the desires of our heart
2. Number 2 duckling is Danny boy. From the time he was born he was a joy. He was chubby and had the thickest black hair ever. Was really placid and always was and still is just so generous. He holds me in his arms and I feel so safe and so loved. he cares so much for all his family. Always ready to defend anyone he loves. He is so clever with computers and his patience with me and computers is far above and beyond the call of duty. The way he has made his way up the ladder all by himself shows us what he is made of. He is a wonderful husband to the beautiful Adele.
3. Number 3 and middle duckling as she has always called herself, is Clare. We on the other hand have never thought of her in that way. She has always been Clare bear. The girl dancer turned lawyer. What a beauty. She danced her way through about 12 years and 30 plus pairs of ballet shoes and today is a woman I am proud of. As a baby she would have to rate as the most contented ever!! In fact she was so contented she was loosing weight. Too good!! She as a young child was very organised and had a ferocious appetite once she decided to actually eat, at about 18 months of age. Never one to hold back when she wanted to let people know how she feels I remember her loudly declaring in Canberra "how disgusting" the chook poo was that neighbours had put on their lawns. Yes Clare is a go getter.. like all my children. Also has been known as "the gooseberry" and she will tell you its no holiday for us unless the gooseberry is along!
Marrying the love of her life in March she is now doing tupperware to help fund the big day.
Number 4 duckling and supposedly last was AJ. She came into the world long and slowly and amazingly quietly. She made up for it since. She likes attention. Has never suffered from holding back. She was a cute baby/girl and was a real darling butter would not melt in her mouth but o my gosh 24/7 high needs.. This has not changed but she is loved and adored by all..mostly. She can and does throw everyone into a spin every now and then but is a blessing. I know that our house would be o so quiet without her!!!!!! I mean she won't let me out the door unless I pass some sort of muster. Thanks AJ!!
Number 5 and yes last duckling is Kimmy. Our surprise baby who has won his way into all our hearts. He was a cute baby, a baby that was so loved by all. He had his health problems but he gurgled his way through and loved and was loved by all his sisters and brother. He has grown to be a fine young man and is now married to a woman we all love. He has been naughty, does terrible things BUT has always made us laugh. Spoilt??/ Maybe just a little. But speaking as child number 5 myself I always made sure there were photos of Kim as I had none. Now travelling OS with his beloved you go Kimmy.
God had a purpose for each of my children. Each of my children has been given to us to hold in our hands a time and our hearts forever. No matter wher you guys are you are still my babies. I look at you and can see you as the newborn, the toddler, the school boy/girl the high school student. I am so very proud of each of you and feel so privileged to have been given 5 such special gifts. I wish each one of you could accept how amazing you are and how Dad and I perceive each one of you. I love you