Days Gone By Bringing A Smile.

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It was a beautiful summer's day on July 18th 1977....................

That's all Shana could hear in the midst of deep pains was

"C'mon sweetie PUSH !!!"

"One more there we are !""You are coming along brilliantly!!"

Shona was only 17 years old and at that point she had never felt so alone!!

So alone..........!!!!!!

"There we are sweetie I can see the head!!!!"

"Come now one big final push!!!"

Shana found the strength from somewhere and with a big deep breath she pushed for all she was worth!!!

She pushed with all her might and oh how wonderful it was to feel her baby being born!!

To hear that cry from her treasured baby was something she would never forget!!

"It's a little boy sweetie !" The midwife wrapped her baby in a blanket and handed him to Mum.

He looked up into Shana's eyes and the new Mum felt a wondrous sensation from the depth of her being.

She knew exactly what those women said when they spoke about bonding with their babies.

"It's just you and me now baby Bobby Joe and I promise to do my very best for you!!!"

The midwife looked on as she tidied up knowing she would never forget this touching moment !!!!

Bobby Joe Andresson came into the world weighing 8lb 8oz with brown hair and those beautiful blue eyes!!!


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Rictameter:My Son.

My son

How I love you

Forever and a day

A rush of true love from my heart

That so sweet love so unconditional

My emotions full of beauty

Each heartbeat so happy

My love is yours

My son.



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For the next two weeks to come Shana couldn't look back at the day when Bobby Joe came into the world without still feeling that rush of wondrous love!!!

This morning Shana sat on the steps of her caravan knitting some little bootees for her son.

The baby slept in his pram nearby and Shana had never felt happier.

Their caravan was so very basic to say the least;there was no running water;Shona had to walk to the cowshed to fill her two buckets .

Then she would fill her 4 gallon boiler before lifting it onto the gas ring and when it was hot enough she proceeded to wash their clothes before hanging them out to dry on the washing line nearby!!!

There was a gas oven but one good thing was that there was electricity wired up.

Mrs.Davies her landlady had given her a television set which they no longer used ; she'd managed to buy some cheap but bright material which she made into curtains with an old sewing machine she'd had for years .. It may have been old but still worked brilliantly.

She had also made matching covers for the settee; there was also another armchair in the corner of the room.

The room had been painted in a shade of spring day green.

In the kitchen there was a small table with two stools,a cabinet and a gas cooker.Shona had painted the walls yellow and it looked so homely and bright!

There was a bedroom at the far end but it was damp so Shana used the bed settee in the front room with Bobby Joe in his cradle by her side.

To many the caravan would have been a hovel but to Shana it was a palace ;hers and her son's haven, a place of their very own.

From day one he was a brilliant baby;so happy and so contented.

Shana was breast feeding him and as long as his tummy was full , his nappy clean he would sleep through to the next feed.

Shana finished knitting the bootees and went indoors to check on the Apple Crumble she'd made earlier.

She then went round the side of the caravan where there were a line full of terry towelling nappies blowing in the summer breeze.Her heart was full of a deep pride as she looked at them. As white as snow and as soft as velvet.

Bobby Joe's cry intruded into her thoughts and so lovingly and tender did she lifted him up into her arms.

She rested her cheek against his which was as soft as ever and oh how she loved that sweet baby smell !!


To Shona now it seemed that Bobby had been with her forever ; she felt a feeling of deep emotion deeper than she had ever felt before!!!

After changing his nappy she settled him to her breast and he guzzled away hungrily.Both hearts and eyes made a tender connection; a connection to cherish forevermore!!!!



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Acrostic;My Baby Boy.

My Baby Boy

You are my all

x

Before you came I lived as a chameleon

Altering my self to new surroundings

Bobby Joe I love you so

Your life and love so wondrously tender

x

Bobby Joe my love I give

Over each obstacle we will fly

Yes my baby boy I love you so.








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Sweet recognition

Heart bonding with another

Sweet precious moments.

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I hope you enjoyed this story and Chapter 2 will be published very soon.

Take care and enjoy your days.

Eddy.

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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

This was lovely and I love the pictures. Sad and happy with lots of feeling.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Hi carol so glad you liked this one;take care and have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Cathy Fidelibus 4 years ago from NJ

Thank you, very beautiful story.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

You are so very welcome Cathy and I now look forward to reading many more of yours also.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

You make such beautiful compositions! I love them. Up and sharing!


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Anil and Honey 4 years ago from Kerala

Beautiful.Thanks for sharing


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Jackie.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Anil and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Lovely and touching story. Beautiful pics to go with it, Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you rajan for taking the time to read and also for leaving such a wonderful comment.

Eddy.


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

Eddy, this may sound crazy, but we are expecting in April and have found a wonderful midwife to help. We are both excited. This will be number three. Thank you for this poem at this time. Jamie


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

What lovely feelings and sentiments, Eddy!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

You are so welocme Jamie and congratulations to you both ;it is such a special time !!

How old are your other children??

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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grandmapearl 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

Beautifully awesome and so touching, Eddy. This is such a sweet tribute that every mother can enjoy. Voted Up, Awesome and Beautiful. And thank you so much for your touching and heartfelt comments about my Mom ('Baby Blue Eyes Hub'). You have me in your pocket!! Pearl


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Lovely and I do look forward to more!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Eddy - Such a beautiful and emotional rendition of a mothers unconditional happiness, contentment and joy with her new baby boy! You have truly produced a smile for me and I thank you.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Very beautiful story which made it a very awesome read ! Well done !


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

A tender loving story and poetry I really enjoyed reading! Vote up!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I loved the story and poetry, so full of tenderness and love..


cleaner3 4 years ago

very nice story and excellent poetry.. Eddi.


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

A lovely story that so many of us can relate to, thinking of the birth of our own babies, and the pictures and poems go so well with it, too.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Beautiful! I also get a feeling you are going through a positive creative change.


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old albion 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Eddy. Another wonderful hub, bringing to the reader so many mixed emotions. Lovely.

Graham.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I enjoyed reading this story, and I'll look forward to the next chapter. I know I'll love that one , too.

Voted this UP, etc.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much aviannovice.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Your following and lovely comments are always appreciated Pearl and here's to so many more to share on here.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much as always pickles.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you also shiningirisheyes for this wonderful comment.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much kashmir.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

So glad you enjoyed this first one in the series.

Enjoy your day flashmakeit.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much as always Ruby.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you as always Michael.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Always a great pleasure to see that you have called by Blossom.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Mhatter99.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Graham always great to see you've stopped by and thank you so much for your wonderful comments.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you mary your comments always mean a great deal.

Eddy.


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Beautiful poetry, nothing more dear to a mothers heart as her new born baby. To be loved and cherished by a mother is truly magnificent. I loved my mother and miss her today, she was my world as a boy and teen. A bond nobody can break between a child and his/her mother. Nicely written Eddy, bravo, voted up and shared.


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Beautiful, Beautiful simply beautiful. Loved every word, the emotions conveyed, the passionate feelings - all truly expressed in beautiful poetry. Voted up. Awesome once again.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Vincent and praise coming from a great writer as yourself means so much. Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Your comments always so greatly appreciated Vellur.

Eddy.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

This touches every mother's heart....no matter what age, no matter where...the miracle of birth and that beautiful baby! Loved the video...a nice compliment to your beautiful writings!

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very muh tillontitan your words so appreciated.

Eddy.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Hi Eddy,

poems blended with wonderful stories are awesome. Motherhood is something we all need to celebrate.

Cheers


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Mmmmmm...i can almost smell that sweet baby smell, Eddy!

This reminded me of the day my own son was born - 8 pounds 81/2 ounces..

the connection was beyond instantaneous - and from that moment on - wouldn't we happily die for them?

i adored this Eddy...happy tears..

So sharing!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Vinaya.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much for your wonderful comment ImKarn.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

This is beautiful, Eddy, and voting it so. Wonder where this story is headed? You have a gift for story telling! Sharing with others.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Peggy and part 2 will be along very soon.

Thanks for the great comment which is always so greatly appreciated..

Eddy.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Those first times of motherhood are amazingly beautiful. Thank you for this Eiddwen.

PS-The song is perfect. I love his voice.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Brenda your comments always so appreciated.

Eddy.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Such a wonderful and delightful story. Much enjoyed and looking forward to more. Passing this on. Great video and pics.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Rasma and enjoy your weekend.

Eddy.


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Thank you for letting us enjoy this very beautiful work. GBY.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much stars it is so nice to see you've stopped by .

Eddy.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Beautiful! Thanks for this wonderful work of yours. I enjoyed reading it.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Thelma;it is so nice to see you on here and your comment so appreciated.

Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Anjili 4 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

What a beautiful bonding love between mother and child. You brought it out with brilliance. Well done. Voted up.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Anjili.

Eddy.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

How cool! My name is Shauna and my only child, a boy, was brought into this world by a midwife. This is a nice twist from what I've grown accustomed to coming from you, Eddy!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much bravewarrior your loyal following and great comments are appreciated more than I can say. I wish you a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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CrazedNovelist 3 years ago from Hampton, GA

Very nice writing, Edy. :) Thanks for sharing!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you also CrazedNovelist and enjoy your day.

Eddy.

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