Children of our children, part2
Literally after I had finished writing the first “Children of our children’ my daughter, Miranda, said that it was time to call the midwives. After the horror delivery of her first child, two years prior, she decided that another approach was needed. And so Rafferty Oisin Grant (at 4.4kgs) was delivered at our home in Glenorie. Tears, excitement and pride. It is a very disarming and at times, disturbing viewing platform for a mother watching her daughter handle such an experience.
Having all surfaced from this joy all family members then transferred their attentions to my eldest son and his partner who were on the threshold of parenthood. Ten days after Rafferty was born, Indiana Somerset Stokes was welcomed into the world. After having 4 sons (and one daughter), 2 son in laws and 2 grandsons, it took me quite some time to understand that we now had a little girl to help balance the family dynamics.
Of course my son Roly, the great adventurer named his daughter Indiana and we were all delighted that Miranda’s middle name, Somerset was chosen to accompany Indiana throughout her life. Busy times for me as Rafferty’s other grandparents, from Houston stayed with us for 2 weeks and then Amber’s (Indiana’s mother) parents came from Auckland to share in the happiness.
I am off to Nairobi in early July, to help Miranda back with her boys….I’ll see you at the other end but I do hope you all have some delights come your way which you are happy to share…