Friday, 4 January 2008

A Very Happy New Year

Welcome to 2008 and a Happy New Year to everyone. I would at this point like to thank everyone who has visited my blog and commented on my posts. I am very new to this blogging lark and when I did the first couple of posts I felt I was writing a diary that no one would ever read. In the very few weeks that I have been posting I now feel as if I am talking to friends. I may not know them and may never meet them but there is a great feeling of friendship among bloggers. People have left really nice comments and also sent me emails and all have been encouraging.
So much so that I am going to share a very special happening of this very new, New Year.
Yesterday a letter popped through our letterbox, well it didn’t actually come through the letterbox. This letter was expected and I was actually looking out for the postman so opened the door before he had time to put it in the letterbox and almost grabbed it out of his hand. Apologising quickly I shut the door and nervously I took a quick snap of the envelope with my camera (for posterity I hoped) and with unsure steps I took it to youngest son to open.
He also knew this letter would come today, we all did, in fact I don’t think any of us had much sleep the night before for thinking about it’s arrival. He held it in his hand for a few moments and then said he wanted to be alone to open it. I left the room and waited until I heard the ripping of the envelope and the unfolding of the paper. I peeped round the door, elated to see a huge smile upon his face. I whooped with delight, shouting, ‘you’ve got it haven’t you’. He could hardly speak for smiling and nodded, we hugged and I cried, we laughed and cheered. We rang Dad and he laughed and whooped and cheered.
What is this all about you ask, well this is the post mark on the envelope we received,


And the letter inside was the answer to a dream and a lot of hard work; youngest son received an offer of a place at Peterhouse College, Cambridge to start in October.
We do know there are exams to get through before he gets there and another lot of hard work for him, but the biggest hurdle was to be offered a place and that is why in this house we are all wearing smiles and the best photo I can offer you today is of a very boring looking postmark from an envelope that contains a young man’s start to a wonderful life.

3 comments:

Catherine said...

Wonderful, congratulations to your son, Stephanie !
And Cambridge is such a beautiful town !

Fannie said...

Congratulations to your son and your entire family, Stephanie. What a momentous occasion. I celebrate with you.

Feather on a Wire said...

I know this is very late, but very well done!
Life changing. It's getting harder and harder for kids to get into Oxbridge. Now they don't just compete against other British kids but more and more from the rest of the world.
I know of kids, 10a*s at GCSE and 4 grade As at A level who haven't made it.
Well done that boy. Now the work really starts (grin).