Saturday 12 September 2015

"True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice."

A few days back I was looking through one of our external hard drives and I found a folder of photos I hadn't seen for quite some time. As I scrolled through the pictures i started to feel a little sad when I came across pictures of the custom Raleigh choppers that me and Mrs M had before Opeie arrived on the scene. As Mrs M was so ill during the pregnancy I left uni and my job to take care of her and Seth, it was the start of my 'stay at home dad adventure' that I've been on since. 

There wasn't really much chance of us getting out on them and we knew the extra cash would really help so we sold them. I'm kicking myself now as they would have been great to give the boys when they are older. Sacrifices need to be made though when you make that decision to become a parent.

That sad feeling soon passed though when I continued to scroll through the pictures and came to this little cutie. We do make sacrifices for our children but the return you get from their adorable faces, addictive smiles and 'daddy I love you' comments means far more in comparison.

With that in mind though, he's no longer this size so I am thinking of two new custom bikes, a Raleigh chopper and it's little vintage counterpart the tomahawk, Watch this space.


Rebecca Beesley said...

lovely post and gorgeous baby photo!

GiftsFromThePirates said...

Thanks Rebecca, he was such a cutie as a baby, seems to be getting cuter though haha xx

Jenny at The Brick Castle said...

I don't think your children understand just what you give up for them until they have children themselves - but I don't think we remember everything! I gave up my incredibly rare and gorgeous 4wd VW camper van for my kids because we needed 9 seats - I still miss it :)