It’s a boy

To our dear friends, relatives and discussion group co-members!

Some great news…

At 12:32 this afternoon (23rd August), our fifth son Micah Niall Power, entered the world in the safe environs of Esperance District Hospital. This was the official “due date” believe it or not!

Labour was short and uncomplicated. Mother was (as one friend put it) “a trooper” and is recovering well. Micah is perfectly formed and perfectly healthy. Weighed in at 970g (8lb 12oz) and was 51cm long. Scored 9 and 10 on his APGAR scores!!

His brothers are completely over the moon of course (his parents are reasonably happy too).

We give thanks to God for his care and provision of Linda and Micah over the last 40 weeks and for his continued blessing of this family. Thanks too to the midwives at the hospital, Dr Staer (who arrived late – that makes the score doctors 2, midwives 3) and our dedicated friends who looked after the other boys while we were “busy”.

The obligatory photos can be found here – More should be going up soon as we get “real” photos developed and more digital ones taken!

Thanks again to all involved….


Psalm 98:4-9 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm. With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King. Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

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It is finished!

An obscure title, I know!

Earlier this year, I joined St John Ambulance (the Western Australian Ambulance Service) as a volunteer. On Sunday, after 4 whole weekends of training, I passed my “Primary Ambulance Course”. Congratulations to me!

Unfortunately, that means that I now have to go in the ambulance and look like I know what I am doing. (As opposed to being the third person in the ambulance and basically just watching and/or getting stuff!)

Small plug: Support the ambulance service.

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