Me and my girl and boy, raising awareness and acceptance of autism

Today’s #MagicMoments with Jaime at oliversmadhouse.co.ukis an oldie (time-wise) but a goodie.

My oldest son is now 19, he left home just over a year ago and is establishing his own way forward in life.

It took two miscarriages and some Clomid (with first husband) before C came along. I began to wonder if I would be one of those women who wouldn’t be blessed with children. Here I am years later, having had 3 successful pregnancies, I am SO grateful.

C was nearly two weeks late and when he eventually appeared he had the cord wrapped around his neck. It was my one and only hospital birth, I couldn’t wait to get home and start motherhood.

That euphoria didn’t last long as, being the main wage earner, I had to go back to work when C was under 3 months old. It was tiring, it was extremely hard to leave my longed-for son, but it had to be done. Made even harder by the fact that my OH at the time was very prone to just quitting whatever he was working at at very short notice (it was no real surprise when he decided to leave before C was 3, saying he “couldn’t take the responsibility anymore”).

The song that got me through that first summer was Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet. Click here to watch the official video.

It was number 1 for weeks, if not months, and whenever it was played, I would sing it to C and rock him to the music, him smiling at me.

Those days are long gone but that song still makes me think back to the summer of 1994 and my little son, smiling in my arms.

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Comments on: "Singing to my baby #MagicMoments" (23)

  1. That song has really terrible memories for me so I think I’ll steal yours and picture your sweet, smiling baby everytime I hear it. Hope you’re having a lovely start to the week x

    • Oh gosh, sorry Rachel! Music is so evocative isn’t it. I have a few songs that I never ever want to hear again!
      Hope it hasn’t spoilt your day, thanks for the comment 🙂

  2. Lovely story. Must have been very hard going back to work at 3 months – I can’t even contemplate that.

    • Thanks Erica, it was very difficult but we got through it. And the inevitability of knowing that the support was never really there…still, the song always makes me smile 🙂

  3. That must have been tough, going back to work so early. Having a song, to cherish and cheer you up, is a lovely thing!

  4. There are certain songs that know how to pull at the old heart strings. I know a few myself!! What a lovely story though! x

  5. Lovely post. It’s amazing how a piece of music can take you right back to all the emotions connected with that time isn’t it? Eek, 19! I feel like I’m going to blink and find my boys are all grown up too. x

  6. Thanks for sharing. I had (almost) forgotten that song. Music can be so powerful and it is great to have a pick-me up song (my personal favourites are Gloria Gaynor’s “I will Survive” Tubhumping,” I get knocked down…” but “Love is all around” is a true classic, warmer and more forgiving.

  7. awww what a fab post your such strong women!!

    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

    P.s ……. I LOVE that song!

  8. Such a beautiful post. Back at work after only 3 months though!
    But OMG, youve made me think back to that very year by the mention of the song alone. Its amazing that a song can do that. I was in my final year of school and I had my first holiday romance, i was 15! jeepers I’d forgotten all that! *cringe*
    #magicmoments

  9. Such a lovely post. It’s great how songs can bring back some amazing memories

  10. It’s amazing how a song can evoke such vivid memories isn’t it? An all-time classic and beautiful way to remember your baby….although not such a baby now!

  11. You’ve made me think of the songs I use to play with my babes in my arms.

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