This morning on the 15th of the 5th month 2015 at approximately 9.00a.m. (with the assistance of medical intervention) Jackson Patrick arrived weighing 7lb 1oz – a fine, handsome little man looking out with wonder at this new noisy, bustling world he has entered.
Both mother and baby are doing fine and today it was smiles, ooohhh’s and aaahhh’s all around. Jackson’s two older sisters are vowing to love and defend him – probably until he is old enough to totter into their bedrooms and rearrange their treasures.
The birth was just in the nick of time for Dallas and I as we can no longer delay our departure from Hervey Bay tomorrow morning for our southward journey home. Of course, holding such a precious and new life makes one wish to remain close by, but for us it has been a joy to sight and hold Jackson close and to welcome him into our family. I daresay it will not be too long before we are back to spend more time with him and our other beautiful grandchildren.