Today we saw you for the first time. We waited for an hour and we were getting
frustrated. A man was shaking his legs which made all the chairs rock and this didn’t
help your mum at all because she was all
full up with water. It was really quite
annoying and selfish and he seemed totally oblivious. Everything was becoming
too much. And then they called us through, and they showed us you. I'll tell
you something, and you'll never know this until you go through it yourself. We
forgot everything else instantly. We could see you. And you wouldn't stay
still. You were wriggling and turning and moving and twisting.
And we were captivated. I think, right now you're only about sixty-five millimetres
long. We could see your arms and your legs and your nose and your mouth. And
when you moved we could see your bones and in the picture we reckon we can see
I guess maybe one day you'll see the scan. You'll know how you looked before
you were born. And that's how times change. I've no idea what this world will
look like for you. The technology wasn't there when I was your age. But that
was over forty years ago.
It's my birthday tomorrow. I don't hang too much on birthdays but you are the
best present for both of us. A bit of your mum, a bit of me and the rest will
be all you.
There's going to be a lot of questions. A lot to learn. But we saw you today.
And I think, what I learnt is, the questions and the answers don't always
matter so much. I mean, they're the most important thing and you must always
ask and learn. But sometimes there is also magic.
Wherever you are and wherever you go there's always something that puts things
in perspective, helps you to see your place in this world. There are no
answers, just what is. And don't ever be too proud to see how beautiful that
And you're a good mix you come from all over the world not too many people can
say that and it be true.