Sunday, 26 May 2013

Bird is the Word - He/She/Him/Her

This page is a second to the previous post; our youngest son with his delightful little girl, our only granddaughter. Her parents shocked the whole family when they managed to have a girl amongst so many boys. My son was determined that she wouldn't be a 'pink' girl, he would bring her up wearing other colours, to be strong and tough, to make her way in the world with confidence. He came to us only a few weeks after she was born and told us that he was really worried about when she starts to date and how he was going to make sure that she would be treated right; the man in her life was going to have to love and respect her or he would have a father, grandfather and several uncles and a heap of male cousins who would line up to look after her. We actually found a little t-shirt that said 'my dad says I can't date until I am 30'! It made us laugh at the time but he has been true to his word; she is confident, she holds her own amongst the boys, she takes the bumps and falls and get up and keeps going, she doesn't whinge, she wakes up bright and happy and is comfortable in her own company or surrounded by friends and family but... just occasionally... she does wear pink!
I have written before of the love our boys show their children, a legacy of a very loving Dad of their own; our youngest was standing with me a few months ago watching his little girl play, he looked at me with so much love and said 'She is the best thing I have ever done'. I could not have been more proud of him at that point.
Thank you for looking and any comments you may leave, best wishes


  1. Oh I do love that background white paper edging
    You should be so proud at how well you and uncle p raised them. That they are raising their babies the same.
    Oh I can't wait to do my page for this challenge now.
    And I love those flowers

  2. Susan I think I love reading your stories just as much as seeing your layouts. Your family seems so loving and thoughtful it renews my faith in the humanity.

  3. Oh the story behind this layout warms my heart.. What a blessing this little girl is and I am sure will be well looked after by all the males in her life! This layout is really lovely, the photos are so sweet and a beautiful take on the word for BITW..Thanks for joining in with BITW this month!

  4. Beautiful page,love your story good look for her,thanks foy joinning in with BITW

  5. Love all the little bits and things you put on here!
    Thx for joining us at BITW :)

  6. Susan sounds like you have a wonderful family.
    i love the story behind your layout just fabulous!
    Your grandaughter is a cutie!!
    lovely layout!
    thanks for playing along with us at Bird Is The Word

  7. Lovely photos and lovely sentiment expressed on the page, too. Great page, thanks for joining in the fun at BITW.