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Thursday, 17 October 2013

V is not for......... EdenHouse


Ok this week firstly I have to apologise for last week I did do a contribution but as I had only just moved house my internet was not connected in time for me to link.

This week in my journey around my family and friends I want to share with you about the only V I know.

Mrs Vivian Eccles or Rev Viv Eccles as she is now , has been an important person In the life of my family since April 1985.
I first met Viv and her wonderful husband Rob at St .Bride's church Old Trafford Manchester.

Viv was a midwife in the community as well as a very involved in the church community, these two things often overlapped as they did in my life.
Viv was the first midwife that came to see me after I had my first and second child sadly by the time I had my third one Viv had had to cut back at work and by the time number four arrived she had had to quit due to ME , 
This did not stop Viv being involved in the community of the church ,but was able to do this as her body allowed.
In September 1985 Viv became even more important to our family , I asked her to be number ones Godmother.
This then bloomed into both Rob (number three's God father)  and Viv being asked to be legal guardians to our growing family.
We wanted people who loved God as we did and who knew the children's circle of friends and could keep them in the area they were used to God forbid anything should happen to us.
Thankfully it didn't  (apart from divorce four years ago) but since those early days we have grown very close and they are both family.
In 1991 when number four arrived I don't think we would have survived had Viv not had Hannah over night for us on a regular basis . Hannah was a crying baby who we learned at three months was allergic to breast milk so soya bottles it was.
Viv and Rob kept us sane.
Around late eighties early nineties Viv felt a calling on her life to serve God in a new way , so she became a local ordained minister unpaid but with many rich blessings serving a community that she knew from her midwifery days .

As you can hopefully see Viv is a blessing not just to our family but many others.
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3 comments:

Rocky Mountain Woman

Viv sounds like the kind of person we need more of in this world...

Scudds Harrison

Great V post and I agree with RMW...we want more Viv in this world.

Have a great weekend xx

Scudds

Splendid Little Stars

What a blessing to have people as special as Viv and Rob in your life!

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