When we left for Paris it was with some trepidation due to my wife being 8 months pregnant. I would never have said it but I was almost certain that my new son or daughter was going to arrive while I was halfway across Northern France. Thankfully, that never happened and my unborn child was still safe and warm when I got back.
Yesterday (23rd August 2017), at 1:04am, my wife gave birth to a healthy baby boy. I still find the whole procedure horrific, I am a follower of science but even I struggle with how evolution has rejected the opportunities to improve the birthing process over the years! Anyway, I had a son, Zac had a baby brother and all was well with mother and child. He was a healthy 8lbs 5oz and we have named him Xavier.
It has been lovely to share this news with family and friends, it is one of life’s greatest experiences, but it did make me think of our trip and why we set out to finish that journey. While Xavier is fit and healthy now there are no guarantees, no divine rights for your children to grow up free from illness or disease. It is for these children and their families where Rainbow can step in, help and mean so much. Our Just Giving pages are still up and running, you can find them through the ‘Donate’ button at the top of the page.