Jack William McArdle
Elizabeth Stone said ‘Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body’. and this is the case for Robert and Catherine McArdle as they expand their hearts to welcome baby Jack William into their family. Jack weighed in at 3.58 kilos and was a pleasingly short delivery.
Rob and Catherine have a long history, having met at Galston Preschool and both attending Galston Primary School. Years later they met again at the Galston Club and together with Rob’s daughter, Amelia Rose they created their own family unit. Their first son, Corey James, now 20 months, was named in honour of Rob’s Grandfather Jim, who started the first McArdle Tree Services. Jack William’s second name is after Catherine’s father Bill Lea.
There is a Chinese proverb which says, “A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark” Already Jack’s page is being filled by the support and excitement of his parents, siblings, family and friends. Everyone is thrilled and delighted and now the fun begins.