Thursday, November 2, 2017

________________________ A GREAT BLESSING ______________________

Salem John Elliot Hawkins was born in Cambridge UK on the 13th of October 2017. 

All new life is special and in Salems' case this is especially so because the road to his arrival has been a six year journey. His arrival was not without drama as he spent the first six days of his life in intensive care. But all is now well. He is the apple of his parents eyes, a wonder and a great joy. He is all this too for his grandparents who add the observation that: " There's only one thing better than having a grandson and that is, now, having two of them! "

The name Salem means; Peace, Wholeness and Completion. His arrival has certainly encapsulated this meaning for all involved. Salems' grandparents will return to NZ feeling ... well.... Blessed!


7 comments:

Bursledon Blogger said...

Congratulations

Ben said...

Congratulations from Renée and me.
It is indeed a real blessing. And fortunately all turned out good.
Ben.

Dan Gurney said...

Congratulations, Alden! Our grandson spent six days in the NICU, so I know firsthand what that’s like. Glad to know all is well now.

Dan

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Almost as good as sailing, eh, Alden?? ;o))

Many congratulations from one 'Grandar' to another...

Alden Smith said...

Thank you Max, Ben, Dan and Steve for your congratulations and comments, much appreciated.

George A said...

Congratulations Grandpa!

Alden Smith said...

Thanks George. We return to NZ from the UK tomorrow. It will then be a sort of Grandparenting via Skype I guess!