Monday, 28 March 2011

The Exalted One

I am in love, with a beautiful boy. His name is Rafael... and he is two days old :) Rafael means God has healed in Hebrew. In Arabic, Ar-Rafi means the exalted one, one who uplifts.

My darling Rafael,
I hope you don't mind, that I put down in words, how wonderful life is, now you're in the world... I also hope you don't mind that I was speaking on the radio today, and although I tried to restrain myself from raving about you too much, I did mention you once, twice, three times... and the radio presenter played you a song!! It was Diana Ross' 'Baby Love', which I hope you like, but even if you don't, famous on BBC radio at 2 days! Not bad eh?

Where was I? Oh yes...your perfect pink rose petal cheeks, your ability to sleep while your father's deep voice booms beneath your little frame, and his parents and sister croon at you via something magical called skype. I love you, little man. I knitted you a blanket and it is now winging its way to you.

Your besotted
Aunty Shai

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00fk5dt/Liz_Rhodes_28_03_2011/
from 2:20 onwards...)

13 comments:

mermaid gallery said...

celebrate! you are blessed....and you doesn't like, "baby love" by the great Dianna Ross...cool tribute, i think....

serena said...

most wonderful news !! loving all the photos i am seeing of your beautiful nephew.. and shai when were you on the radio? Can I listen to it anywhere?
xx serena

Shaista said...

Sorry 'rena, have posted the link to iplayer now :)

Maggie May said...

so so happy for your beautiful blessing, new auntie!

Ruth said...

Welcome, Rafael. You've been born into a marvelous family of love. I love how your auntie started this with Elton John and went to Diana Ross. A little UK with an arm across the water to Motown! And I'm holding hands across the water (back to the UK :)

Bee's Blog said...

Congratulations to everyone concerned and welcome to beautiful Rafael. I love the name - always have.

A baby is a blessing - new life is always a gift from God.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Congratulations, Aunty!!!!! This beautiful boy is going to adore his aunt. He is so lucky, being born into your wonderful family. He will truly uplift all of you.

And you - were on BBC again? How totally wonderful!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Congrates auntie! Really good news flying all the way here too - Kuala Lumpur :)

Loree said...

Congratulations. Children are the most precious gifts of all.

Terresa said...

Rose petal cheeks, love those!!

Enjoy, enjoy and congrats, congrats!!

Jeanne-ming said...

Auntie Shai,
You are now what the Chinese call a GuGu. Aunt on father's side.
I am a Gu Gu to many boys and one girl and one of them also brand new. He, Thomas Cattell has been in his Gu Gu's arms most of the last three days and I cant bear to put him down.

Congratulations! You will now be totally love sick the rest of your life!

Yin said...

Many, many congratulations! I hope you've got a recording of the show! Rafi should have it to listen to when he's older! :) How lovely to be showered in love from radio waves across the ocean!

Autumn Twig said...

Rafael, you're so precious. I wish you health and happiness, always :)

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