|Timelord and Teapot Sutton Park September 2011The new grandparents!|
Dear Matthew ,
On Wednesday 5th October 2011, your brother and his wife had their first baby. A boy.
He is called Samuel Robin. You would have like that.
All kinds of mixed emotions have been swirling round in me for weeks, surrounding this new addition to our family.
All mixed up with recollections of your birth, your brother's birth, and how we were so overjoyed to welcome our own children into the world.
I wish you were here to see your new nephew.
It is difficult to explain to others how it can be hard when we celebrate another important milestone without you. We are so very, very, happy and at the same time it highlights the empty space which you filled with your living presence.
|A proud dad and his first son, Matthew. April 1976|
|Matthew holding his new brother.September 1984|
|Matt holding his 3 month old brother, December 1984|