Wednesday, November 13, 2013

15 Years Today!

Today is a special day. It is 15 years since I became a mum.

I proudly delivered my Mary on Friday November 13th.  At the time it seemed the legend of Friday the 13th was coming true.  The weather was terrible. Thunderstorms swirled around our city and the rain peltered down. I was delivering my baby at 35 weeks. With severe pre-eclampsia, the trial of natural labour went from good to bad in a short space of time and I was rushed for an emergency caeserean.  Most 35 weekers just need a bit of monitoring in special care when they are born. Not my daughter. She needed full on medical intervention and transfer to an ICU via ambulance.  I spent the whole first night being a mother in severe pain and separated by kilometres from my daughter, not really knowing what was happening and not really feeling like a mother.  

Fast forward to today and I consider Friday the 13th lucky. My Mary is fabulous. At 15 years, I have a gorgeous daughter who still loves being around her family and works hard. She is enthusiastic about life. I am lucky she is healthy and her early illness quickly became a distant memory.

 
Isn't this rainbow cake awesome? My daughter's friend made it as a surprise for her.  She and her school friends cut it in class and shared it around. Mary and I have been admiring the pictures of these cakes on Pinterest  for months, so it was great to see one and then taste it. Yummo!

Well I will be back tomorrow with a stitching update.

12 comments:

Catherine said...

Awwww......Happy Birthday!!!

Mii Stitch said...

Sweet :)

Louise Allan said...

I remember that day fifteen years ago. I remember seeing Mary and how tiny she was and what a worrying time it was for you. But what I remember most clearly is how amazing you were, Jan (and David), and how well you both coped with it all. Seeing Mary now, you'd never know she'd had a wobbly start. She's amazing and so are you. Congrats and happy birthday! xx

Linda said...

Happy Birthday to Mary. That cake looks yummy.

Linda

cucki said...

Aww sweet..happy birthday
Hugs x

Sarah in Stitches said...

That's so sweet. Happy birthday, Mary! So lovely to see you've got such a beautiful and happy daughter. :D

Justine said...

Happy birthday Mary! Lovely name for a lovely young woman. She is so like you in these photos Jan!

Preeti said...

Happy Birthday to Mary!!:) you have a sweet daughter:)
I too was born on Friday, the 13th and I think that's just rubbish people talk about this day.

zenuwpees said...

Bon anniversaire a Maria ,une tres belle fille bonne journee Marie-Claire

Julie said...

Belated Birthday Wishes to your young lady. Fabulous cake!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday Mary!
Friday the 13th is lucky! I am married to a Friday the 13th baby :)

~Narita said...

How wonderful!!!!

I enjoyed your story. And I'm so happy for you that Mary is sweet and loving. I am sure it is because of the way she was raised.

My girl is 23 now and I love her dearly, as well. She's also very loving. So yay us!!!!!!