Five | Mum In The Madhouse


The most destructive known hurricanes rate as Category 5
Muslims pray to Allah five times a day
Five the number of digits on one hand or foot
The pentagram, or five-pointed star  
five elements: (water, fire, earth, wood, and metal)

The five basic tastes are sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami.

Maxi’s last night as a four year old

Five for me is the age that Maxi turns on the 16 March.

For five years we have been blessed to have watched you grow and develop
To see you start to become the man you have the potential to be.
You fill my heart with joy, with optimism and excitement.
You have brought many smiles to my face and many tears to my eyes.
You have made me realise that being responsible doesn’t have to be scary all the time.
You make me jump in ice cold sea and allow me to feel the sand between my toes.
You give me the freedom to sit next to you and listen to you read to me.
You are a shoot waiting for the right elements to allow you to grow
Sometimes I just have to look at you, to watch you sleep and eat and play
To see a glimpse of the world through your eyes
The innocence of a child coupled with a worldly wiseness beyond your years.
What a wonderful ride these first five years have been 
Here to many, many more

Who is Maxi?

He is a whirlwind, a ball of energy
Tenacious, persistent, a know it all
Cheeky, endearing and charming
A flirt, a firm friend and a joyous heart
He is kind and caring
Perceptive and knowing
An eternal optimist,
A tryer, a doer and  an ever inquisitive mind
He shines in a crowd
He is a affectionate and a contemplative
Creative and inspiring
He has a wonderful imagination
He is compassionate and honest
Generous, brave and loyal
He lights up our lives

Thank you for lighting up our lives, for being the best big brother and for being a wonderful son.  I would go to the end of the earth for you.  I have spent hours and hours in surgery to be with you and to have the pleasure of seeing you grow.  Wow how can you be five already.  I love you.