World Heart Day, Twins and Kindness

30 Sep

Forty two years ago yesterday, September 29th 1977, the older of our baby twins was operated on to save his life. He was 13 days old and the surgeon described his aorta as being as narrow as the inner tube of a biro. That wonderful surgeon, Mr Devereux, saved D’s life. I am reminded of this as a friend mentioned that yesterday was World Heart Day.

That lovely boy, who had to undergo two more heart operations, the second at 6 months and the final one at two and a half, is now the father of twins himself, LiveWires 5 and 6.

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The most important thing for us all to learn, in my mind, is to be kind.The following is what I wish for all our LiveWires.



Posted by on September 30, 2019 in family, Grandchildren, Kindness, Postaday 2019


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19 responses to “World Heart Day, Twins and Kindness

  1. utesmile

    October 1, 2019 at 5:57 am

    What a good and happy ending with more twins in your family. Love that loving kindness poster!

  2. commonprosel

    September 30, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Such a good outcome from your son’s difficult beginning. xoxoxoxo

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm

      He went on to play American football which frightened me to death but he is well and happy now and that is all down to the lovely Mr Devereux. πŸ™‚

  3. Heyjude

    September 30, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    We have a lot to thank good surgeons for in our family too! I’m glad your boy got all the help he needed.

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 1, 2019 at 6:01 pm

      The NHS has wonderful people working in its employ. They just need more funding to make sure that more outcomes are happy. Hope your boy is okay too. πŸ™‚

      • Heyjude

        October 1, 2019 at 11:51 pm

        They definitely need more funding. Always the same when a Conservative govt is in power. My lad has some way to go yet, but out of hospital at least. He’s just very tired all the time.

        • mybeautfulthings

          October 2, 2019 at 4:23 pm

          I send you both love and hope his energy levels will improve. xx

          • Heyjude

            October 2, 2019 at 5:26 pm

            Thank you.

  4. Kim Ridgeon

    September 30, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Love is all, after all. Love to you and your beautiful family x

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 1, 2019 at 6:03 pm

      You are so right. Thank you for your love and friendship. πŸ™‚

  5. Arkenaten

    September 30, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Dare I say heartwarming?

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 1, 2019 at 6:04 pm

      Well, you did! And you are right! πŸ™‚

  6. beth

    September 30, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    What a beautiful story with such a happy ending ❀️

    • Mary Fletcher

      September 30, 2019 at 8:27 pm

      I once went to a meeting of Friends of the western Buddhists in London.We did a similar thing but the last step,was to extend good wishes towards someone we hated. I chose Mrs Thatcher and I wished she could meet a Buddhist and fall in love and give up politics!

      • beth

        September 30, 2019 at 10:02 pm

        What a great wish

      • backstagestives

        October 1, 2019 at 6:17 am

        Wise and beautiful. Inspiring and uplifting. A story of joy and hope. I will never look at a biro in the same way. Thank you!

        • mybeautfulthings

          October 1, 2019 at 5:57 pm

          Thank you. It is a story I need to write about properly some time. πŸ™‚

      • mybeautfulthings

        October 1, 2019 at 6:04 pm

        If only she had! Good wish indeed. πŸ™‚


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