My great friend Fi drove down from London to visit Leo and I with her baby son, Ru. I hugged her hard and touched the cheek of her beautiful angel, he smiled a gummy smile in return. Our boys reached out for one another as they twisted and turned on the sitting room floor. Leo grabbed Ru's arm, Ru grabbed a toy. Ru squealed, Leo grunted. We are excited about the lives they will lead, the adventures they will have and the absolute mischief they will cause together.
Through the laughter we spoke gently of the loss of our first beloved babies, Ella and Innes. When the lights went out, when darkness fell and when the sky closed in we understood each other's pain - words were no longer necessary. We supported one another when the whisper of a new life began to flutter inside our broken bodies and when celebrating such a miracle seemed impossible.
Chris and I were honoured to introduce Leo to Fi and her husband Rich when he was 6 weeks old....to meet Ru today completed the circle.