My eldest, Finn, is 8 years old
and in Year 3.
He and his Brother go to the same school that
my Brothers and I went to.
The same school our Dad
also went to!
Now when you are Catholic
you are able to take your
'First Holy Communion'
from around the time you are Finn's age
Lots of time is spent preparing,
plenty of extra visits to church and many activities.
School organise most of this and
plan lots of their lessons
So in Finn's eyes, he's glad it's all over!
But me, I have really enjoyed
First Born Son's
When did he get so big?
Event over and the shirt is already untucked!
Thumbs up all round,
Thank you Father Peter.
Not far down the road and
where's that angelic gorgeous
Catholic good boy gone?
I have a Ninja steath fighter instead!
Back home with all the family,
all 30 odd of us for Mummy's
home cooking! Yum!
(I surprised myself at such talents!)
The only photo of the food
I remembered to take was of
All with our own
henny penny's eggs of course!
So there we go,
thanks for letting me share our special day with you.
Finn has a rough time of it sometimes
but is one of the most lovely and caring
boys I know.
Earlier this year he was finally diagnosed
with suffering from ADHD.
Sometimes this disorder is vastly misunderstood
but no more so than the available form of
medication to help children who have to live with
this mean old thing!
Finn struggled with keeping still,
invading other peoples personal space,
ran recklessly around during games that
his friends tried to involve him in.
Often he would put himself in danger and
has many more accidents than others.
He can't learn for more than a few minutes
at a time without it,
and wrote in fluent Japanese before he
began to take it! Bless!
I am telling you all of this, not to convert the
educate the unknown,
but just to put to you why
I am such a very proud Mummy
of this very gorgeous special boy of mine.
I love you,
my sweet little friend...
...and I always will!
Love C. x