I am very lucky to have a brilliant and close knit family. Ethan Jon Berry was the newest member of this family when he came into the world on the 21st February 2003. He was a complete and utter bundle of joy and I was absolutely delighted to have a little cousin; the first addition to my family for nearly ten years.
However, as much as I wish this wasn’t true I did have the slightest reservation about having a young cousin coming into the world. This stemmed from the relationship I had with my uncle; from a young age I was always close to my uncle Craig, perhaps both being sports minded helped, but I often spent quite a lot of time with him and I remember secretly being concerned that Ethan’s arrival would alter my relationship with my uncle.
Following Ethan’s birth I remember going to see him when I was 14 and he was still in hospital being tiny. I immediately forgot all about my previous concerns as I laid my eyes on him. I felt great affection towards him and I genuinely can say I was overawed by what can only be described as the miracle of life.