The Day I was Born (‘Life’s a Journey’ nostalgia Link-Up, week 40)

This post is part of a weekly series of ‘link-up’ Posts which reflect on life’s journey, old memories and family stories (see below for more info).


Wow, I’m so glad I decided to sort out my home office this week. It provided me with a perfect theme for this week’s nostalgia Linky, and also made me cry the sweetest, most pleasurable tears I’ve shed for a long, long time.

This is why.

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Dad, me and newborn Ollie

I received this letter from my Dad shortly after the birth of my youngest son. My Mum had passed away a few months beforehand and it was a very emotional time for all of us.

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Me, about 5 days old

I wonder how many of us really know anything about the occasion of our own birth? I count myself very lucky indeed to have my dad’s account of that moment in his, and my life. There is little doubt that I shall be capturing my own memories of the births of my children as part of their legacy. How about you?

Share the story of the day you were brought into the world. We’d love to see them all in this week’s Link Up – either write a blog post (the Linky will stay open for some time yet, so no need to rush), or just share your memories with us in the comments if you prefer – you don’t have to have a Blog to play! Everyone welcome here. Consider it therapy. But do tell your friends!

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More about the Life’s a Journey weekly memories series.

A selection of other posts from this series:-

FIrst day of school memories family stories

Week 2 – Old School Portrait

family stories best friends

Week 4 – Bestest Friends

family stories teenage crush

Week 5 – Teenage Crushes

family stories grease movie

Week 6 – First Movie Memories

family stories cinderella

Week 9 – Favourite Childhood Books

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Week 19 – Becoming a Parent

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Week 25 – Old Boyfriends

6 responses to “The Day I was Born (‘Life’s a Journey’ nostalgia Link-Up, week 40)

  1. That’s a beautiful letter! I know my husband wrote one to my eldest when he was a baby to be opened when he is 18. It’s in his box of keepsakes (first baby shoe, newspaper from the day he was born etc).

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