I was dressed in denim overalls when entering the hospital in Cairns, Australia the 27th of October 2001. I was terrified and did not have a clue of what to expect. We stayed at home for as long as we could, watching "Best in show"... If you haven't seen this movie you have to. It is HILARIOUS!
My goal was to make it until the movie was over, me rocking back and forth leaning towards the dining table while Jay anxiously tried to watch the movie (as I told him with a big grin that "I am perfectly fine! Don't worry and watch the movie!" although the contractions were tearing me apart...). The End came up on the screen and I shouted:
- Lets go! NOW!
I was a long way from home in a foreign country. I missed my Mom. I felt out of place. Luckily my mid-wife Nel was fantastic. She guided me through step by step. My first baby girl was born many hours later. She changed my life.
Today she turned 11. Today it is all about cute boys in a boy band called One Direction. It is about posters, T-shirts, getting cash for concert tickets, the One Direction Album, writing fan mail, dreaming about meeting them... It is the first big idol crush. I can remember how it was. For me it was Michael Jackson, Robban from the Swedish movie "G", James Dean and Matt Dillon... Anyone who remembers this???
It was a great birthday morning. Balloons, presents, scones and hot chocolate. And a very happy 11 year old. And now I am on my first mission, downloading the album to her iPod Touch and to put up the poster in her room. We love you Nelly. Happy Birthday!