Hi all, you might have noticed that we have not been around much for the last few weeks. Many of you already know that we have adopted a little 4 years old boy and for now, we need to keep our world very small while he gets used and attached to us (and we to him).
Once he feels a little more save with us, we will start popping up with him at the odd race (finger crossed for Santa Canta) but on the course rather than in the middle of the hustle and bustle.
The adoption is not a secret (rather difficult to hide a 4-year-long pregnancy, especailly in lycra) but we would like to ask you to respect that his story is his story to tell and he should be able to decide when and with whom to share it. Hence, please do not mention ‘adoption’ to him, e.g. “is this you adopted son?”, or share this information outside the club as this might make his future in the Herts community more complicated. Thank you for understanding.
Good luck for the cross country
Astrid and Steve, this is such wonderful news. We all can't wait to meet him and look forward to catching up with you. You will be missed at the cross country but we are very very happy for you.
Fantastic news - he doesn't know how lucky he is to have been adopted by two such wonderful people. Bike for Christmas perhaps? Do they make wetsuits for four year olds?
Well done both of you.
I am very pleased for both of you .
lovely news team Mckeown!
Lovely news. Enjoy family life
I’m still very disappointed you didn’t adopt me as well. Seriously though so pleased for you both and wishing you all the happiness and love for the future. ❤️
So pleased for you all on becoming a family - the joys and challenges of parenthood await, good luck! xxx
We can't wait to meet you all together when you are ready. Squirrel onesie for Christmas????
Lots of love
Phil and Cathy
How wonderful that is! I am so pleased for you both!!!! x
Fabulous news, so pleased for you all:) x
Lovely news Im so pleased for you both
So pleased for you three! What a beautiful worded message Astrid sounds like you are doing a great job already 👍 it will be lovely to meet your little man on his and your terms when you are ready 😃
Wonderful news and best wishes for the whole family
Fantastic news . Wishing you all the best x
What special news. :heart:
Amazing news! Congratulations to you all 💙
Such lovely news and so pleased for you all.
Congratulations, really lovely news!