Father’s Day


Andrew is an incredible father! I always thought he would be. After all, his father seemed like a pretty good role model for fatherhood. Gentle, patient, interested, clever and calm but Andrew’s fathering is a line on a graph that just keeps trending up, the more he’s asked to take on the better it gets. I know I shouldn’t test this too far but I just have to say.. I am amazed, blown away and so so grateful that he’s the father of our children.

I hope James, Daniel & Rose understand one day how fortunate they are to have him alongside them, teaching, loving, nurturing and keeping them safe. I do. Our situation could not have highlighted Andrew’s incredible natural parenting skills better!

He is firm with the boys but plays with them for hours (and enjoys it). He is aware of their moods and general well being. He never has to bribe them to convince them to do something (unlike their other parent!). He’s completely taken on the running of the house, meals, washing, school stuff, occasional tidying, bedtime and I have to say.. it’s running considerably more smoothly than when I’m at home!

We’ve taken a divide and conquer approach for the most part but yesterday I could not have made it without chucking a wobbly if he hadn’t been there to keep me calm and sane-ish.

For 6 months, Andrew has kept us all going without complaint, sleep, someone to take care of HIM, a break and I really do wonder where he finds the stamina. I can’t wait until we are all back together so I can enjoy his wonderful-ness in person πŸ˜‰

Happy Father’s Day!! I love you xx

I really did start writing this on Father’s Day. I’ve just been a bit preoccupied in between

About RoseEir

Premmie born @ 30 weeks with Cervical Teratoma
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7 Responses to Father’s Day

  1. San says:

    What a delicious post to read. Well said. I hope you two lovers will be under the same roof soon with your beautiful family of 5. xx

  2. Fi says:

    Agree San. A great post Miss J. Andrew – you should frame this one!
    I am nothing short of inspired by the both of you xx

  3. Caroline Parsons says:

    Wow. That was beautiful.

    You know what I would really like?

    If Andrew stole the computer away from you and did just one blog on how amazing you are.

    I would really love that.

    Big love to the patient. I hope she’s still recovering well.


  4. Lucy Lum says:

    This is a beautiful photo of Rose being protected by her fantastic big brothers. I think Andrew should be voted “Father of the year” and you Jane “Mother of the year”. You are both amazing!
    Rose looked so serene after all she had been through on the day of her op. Hope the recovery is still going well. Love from all the Lums.

  5. Jane W says:

    What a beautiful post – I’m sure you have put a smile on many faces today. I have often wondered what is happening at home for you guys and how Andrew was coping with it all… if he was coping….and now I know. What a brilliant father indeed! You are an incredible Mum…. and the fact you did that for Andrew (this week of all weeks) says so much about what an amazing, caring and brilliant person you are! Here’s hoping you’re all home together soon xx

  6. Ness says:

    Gorgeous post and gorgeous photo of the boys and Rose. Both you and Andrew are AMAZING – I am truly in awe of your strength, passion, insight, love, and kindness (to name but a few). Hope Rose is recovering well and going home is not too far away. Love to you all xxxxx

  7. Vera champion says:

    You have a wonderful family, blessed πŸ™‚

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