Friday, 23 April 2010
Happy 1st Birthday Billy
Here you are ...just a couple of hours old. I can't believe just how fast this year has gone.
It seems like only yesterday that I was in England with your Mum for 6 weeks. Two weeks leading up to your birth, when we went for many long walks, and she bounced up and down on her exercise ball...just to help things along. And then four wonderful weeks with you before I reluctantly returned home.
I've only been to see you once since then, in October when you were six months old, and I marvelled at the progress you had made.
Thanks to the wonderful invention of the webcam, I can at least see you often and watch you grow and change. Although it breaks my heart that I can't just reach out and give you a cuddle. But it does give me so much pleasure to see your lovely smile, and I really appreciate your Mum finding time to do this when she is incredibly busy. You had your first haircut on Wednesday and Mummy came straight home, switched on the webcam, and showed me. Just a little thing...but being able to see these little milestones means so much to me.
It had been my intention to be there to celebrate your special day, but unfortunately volcanic ash and the disruption it caused, put pay to that.
I did order your birthday present...a wooden train set...several weeks ago, and it was delivered to Uncle Martin's house. He has kindly wrapped it for me, bought a card and dropped it off in time for you to open this morning....and your Mummy will be switching on the webcam so that I can watch you doing this.
So...to a beautiful, happy little boy, who has brought so much joy in to my life...and sadness too that I can't be with you as often as I'd like....Happy Birthday darling Billy. I miss you and your Mummy so much and I hope it won't be too long before I see you again.
With lots of love from Nanny Linda xxxxx