Wednesday, October 13, 2010


It's coming up for 10pm. This time twelve years ago, Daryl and I were only hours away from the most amazing experience of our lives...birth. At 1.07 am our beautiful baby girl was born. If I really concentrate, it is as vivid as if it were yesterday. The amazement at this child in my arms, ours forever, a whole new person in the room.

The excitement afterwards kept me awake, and I can still remember that first dawn as I looked across the skyline of Carlton, thinking to myself wow, this is the first morning of her life. Amazing. She now waits for me to come downstairs and help her with some homework. I'll get up tomorrow, a little earlier, look out at the dawn then go down to the kitchen and make her pancakes.

Happy birthday for tomorrow my sweet Phemie.