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Monday, 23 November 2015

Seventeen


At 7.37 am on this day in 1998 our eldest was born- Isaac. Whisked straight off to ICU he has since then put up with severe deafness, learning difficulties, two bone marrow transplants before the age of two, umpteen operations for skeletal problems, pneumonia, meningitis and more besides. That he is today seventeen is something of a minor miracle. The picture above shows him emerging from a shop in Amsterdam a few weeks back that took his fancy. Becoming the parent of a disabled child isn't what you expect as a twenty-something and there's no doubt that it has been a bumpy ride for us but he brings a massive amount to us as well and his determination to go on when others would give up is staggering. Isaac doesn't really like music so I can't post a request. The number 1 single when he was born was Believe by Cher but I'm not too fussed about that record. The seventeenth song in the downloads folder on my computer is this by 808 State. Not too bad a choice. Happy birthday Isaac.

Pacific State

14 comments:

Walter said...

Herzlichen Gl├╝ckwunsch zum Geburtstag, Isaak. Have funny times to celebrate your upcoming birthdays. I think you passed more graduates a man could bear, Adam

drew said...

Happy birthday Isaac, all the beat and I hope you have a great day.

The Swede said...

Happy Birthday Isaac.

thewalker said...

Happy Birthday Issac. And proper respect to his dad.

Michael Doherty said...

Happy birthday Isaac. Any great "17" songs?

Simon said...

Happy birthday Isaac!

Oh and tune sir!

C said...

Happy birthday Isaac!
You and your family are an inspiration.

Luca said...

Buon compleanno to Isaac and a big (virtual) hug to you and your family, SA.

charity chic said...

Lang may your lum reek Isaac

acidted said...

Happy Birthday Issac. And well done to your parents

Swiss Adam said...

Thanks everyone- you're the best bunch of internet friends a man could have. Really.

Michael- 17 seems like an age that should have songs about it. The Sex Pistols one comes to mind now and I think there's a House of Love song where Guy Chadwick sings about/claims to be 17.

Scott said...

Hope Isaac had a lovely birthday SA, an inspiration to all of us.

londonlee said...

There's 'Seventeen' by The Regents

jules said...

Also Janis Ian "At Seventeen" but "Oxford Street" by Everything But The Girl has a lovely bittersweet line about that age.

Belated Happy Birthday Isaac.

Love Jules