Friday, 20 July 2012

Get your tissues out !

Hi Peeps
This is a special post dedicated to someone VERY special in my life. (Don't worry no ones died)

I don't normally go into graphics on here to much about my private life so bear with me, I might get a bit soppy lol
I would like to introduce David,

we first met when I was a very frightened 17 yr old (yep I know)
from the moment I set eyes on him i knew my life was never going to be the same.

we both grew together :) it wasn't easy at first, but we got by, here's some of my memories

these are two of my fave photos this one as it was his first nursery photo and he was so god damn cute...(slight bias)

And this one because it always reminds me of how understanding and grown up he was even at 4.
we were at Butlins Skeggy, my Dad had taken us as a treat for my '21st'. Money was a bit tight and on the first day he spotted these huge cones, I explained that if we wasted our 'P's'  the first day on ice cream we might not have enough to do fun things later. He smiled took my hand and said 'K'. He never asked again. On the last day i took him to buy one........it was as big as his head....he was that excited he nearly dropped it!
With all that understanding and 'grown up- ness' came this wonderful naivety which reminded you what a wonderful little man he was ......... he came to me once in floods of tears.... my stupid little brother told him there was no Santa......... I explained to him best i could ( with a few white lies) without hurting him further and through the sobs he said 'But there's still an Easter Bunny... right!'

He tells me quite frankly still that the story I told him about jack frost coming in the night to snip off his fingers and toes, because he always kicked his bedding off, scared the bejesus out of him and still makes him pull his feet in at night.... oops! Its a learning curve peeps lol

We started big school together, off he went to secondary in his 'he'll grow into it' blazer, me off to Uni to do my degree.... he knew how nervous I was and as I dropped him off he said 'you'll be okay once you've made some friends'...... we used to do our home work together ha ha. It was hard work but we got there.

He didn't want to go to college :( .... he got a job.... all grown up ..... I was a little disappointed but he worked hard..... shared the bills .....paid his way .....even bought me a few beers after work....we used to get funny looks....look at her with the toy boy, we still fall about laughing about the time his friend chatted me up,  the poor lad was horror struck when he realised who I was.


he moved out got a flat.....got a car ..... I don't know if I was more scared for him in the car or the others on the road with him lol ...god I missed him

.......then it started.......weird episodes....not seeing him for days... like he was avoiding me.......then the bomb shell.... 'Bi - Polar'...... I was floored.... why him.......please god no......... this isn't fair.......... was it my fault.....no amount of savlon and 'kiss it better' was going to fix this....He gave up the flat ....went to stay with his dad.....things slowly got better.....phew...... I wouldn't wish those times on anyone.....  when I say better i mean 'managed'. I was proud with how well he was managing.

Then came the news 'I want to go to Uni'........... I must admit every fibre of my being screamed NO! .......how would he cope.....what if he needs me....how do I keep my eye on the Bi P if hes so far away......Looking back I think I needed him more than he needed me.......OUCH!

Apron strings severed and off he went....I cried like it was his first day at school.

BUT .....He's coped, he's enjoyed it........ .hes made some great friends, travelled all over the world.......... and met a very special lady......

He's always been my best friend, my one constant, my tea bellied cuddle bunny, my support, my straight answer guy .........no seriously Mum your bum looks big in that....... My Beloved who I have loved unconditionally for 26 yrs (and believe me he has tested it) and  I will continue to  love him till the last breath has left my body............ Then shall haunt him as pay back for the stretchmarks ;)

And so we reached the end of my very condensed tale and the reason for my post....with a few ups and downs, lots of hard work, support whether he wanted it or not (he still needs me) and an amazingly wonderful patient girlfriend ...........amongst other things...

My Beautiful Baby Boy has graduated from University of Wales Trinity Saint David Lampeter with a 2:1 Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology

I have no fabby pics of him in Cap and Gown as apparently (his quote)
"its commercialised crap Ma" ??
so Ill share this one :)
....... it took a while but he got there and I'm so unbelievably proud of him I could burst.........
You did it sunshine !

MUMMY LOVES YOU
 NOW GET A MOVE ON AND GIVE ME GRAND KIDS
I'M NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER YOU KNOW!

XXX CONGRATS KATH TOO - LOVE YOU LOADS, YOU CLEVER LOVELY LADY XXX

Thanks for reading, :)

Be good
One very proud Mum xx

24 comments:

  1. I did enjoy reading your post Kath. No wonder your proud. Many congratulations to the lovely couple.
    It's wonderful being a proud Mam, I no. Big Hugs xx Jan

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  2. Ah that's such a lovely thing thing to share.. Congratulations David and Kath .. well done Px

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  3. Gorgeous post. No wonder you are proud welldone David and Kath. Caroline xxx

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  4. well done to the youngsters .

    Congrats to you too Kath ..you must have done something right .
    Shirley-Anne

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  5. What a beautiful story Kath, it brought a tear to my eye. The picture of you and David is gorgeous and I don't blame you for being so proud. Well done to both David and Kath.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  6. Made me cry !! dont worry I'll get my own back on you ... get your Tenna's ready woman !! .... Fantastic post Kath absolutely brilliant .... Well done David !! and huge hugs to you for sharing this with us ! xxxx Lovels you !! xx

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  7. Thanks for sharing, you have every right to be proud, congratulations to David and Kath x

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  8. oh my Kath - what a story - my tears flowed liberally! I'm so glad that you're so proud - I have afew Bi-polar friends and its very hard for them - bless him and bless you! What a star! Big hugs Rachel xx

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  9. What a beautifully written post sweetie,you have both accomplished so much despite the ups and downs life has thrown at you and it sounds like you have a very special relationship.
    You should be very proud of both David and yourself hun, well done to you both
    Lindsay xx

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  10. Aww, what a fantastic story, and massive congratulations to your son (and his girlfriend) for their degree's, and overcoming other problems. I too had a tear in my eye reading it.....and remember 2 grad ceremonies for my boys. Oldest son who we always knew would do well, youngest son who couldn't care less about school, and was 'written off' by his teachers but who went to Uni, struggled, but got his degree anyway.......I can imagine how proud YOU are feeling right now, it's a wonderful acheivement. Good luck to David in his chosen profession and thanks for telling us about his (and your) lives xx

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  11. AW MOTHER XX COULDNT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU >>> HUGS N LOVE FROM YOUR ICCLE BABY BOY XX

    YOU GONNA FEED ME TODAY ;)

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  12. Oh my, i just shed tears for you, beautiful post, well done to your son.

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  13. ok you got me! im all teary eyed x

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  14. Oh wonderful - congratulations ALL of you.
    Paula (PEP)

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  15. Well Done both of you!
    A very special day!
    Sandra

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  16. awww Kath, thanks for sharing such a special time, no wonder you are proud and I bet he is proud of you too.
    I hope you have a great weekend
    Sue

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  17. Wonderful story Kath, thank you for sharing, big congrats to your son firstly for managing his BP and secondly completing his degree and graduating, it's the proudest day of any mums life, it was for me when my daughter graduated. Good luck to him in his chosen career and to his life with his gorgeous girlfriend xxx

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  18. What a lovely post! Congratulations to you both and enjoy your well earned proud Mummy moment!

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  19. Thank you all so much for you lovely comments, it really means alot that you took the time to read and comment x, i found this quite hard to share but Im so very proud of him ...can you tell ha ha

    Kath xx

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  20. I enjoyed reading this and well done to you all

    Joan x

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  21. Aww congrats to the pair of you

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  22. Congratulations to you all
    Kate
    xx

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  23. Thank you for sharing. Loved how you have written this post. Loved reading it. Congratulations to all who graduated. x

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  24. Wonderful story Kath no wonder you are so proud, well done David. Now do as you are told and give your mum those grandkids she wants LOL. I call my son sunshine too as never a dull moment. Chris xx

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