Our eldest son's son, our third grandson; this little boy has been through a lot in his short life but his character, the strength he has to deal with adversity is very much like his lovely Dad. Our eldest son was strong, independent and confident, afraid of very little and willing to try anything, but safety was always very high on his agenda and nothing was done without it being considered. His little man is so much like him, I see our son in him in so many ways. Despite being profoundly deaf due to contracting meningitis on his second birthday and having two cochlear implants fitted five weeks later, he will still put on ear muffs when in the workshop with his other granddad; he is a tough little fellow, willing to try anything, independent and confident... except when it comes to shopping centre Father Christmas'; he is not fond of those at all! This photo was taken at Christmas time and I have cropped it but just out of range there is a Father Christmas who had to move off his chair and stand behind it for the annual photo as that was as close as this little one would get. We have our own friend who plays Santa for us in our home; he hands out gifts the each year and he is able to get closer and occasionally get a hug but not much more. I guess time will change that and one day we will get a photo of this little man on Father Christmas knee.
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