Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Tihei Mauriora!

1:30am 14/03/06
Ka puta mai a
Oriwia Ereti ki te whaiao ki te aoturoa.

Nau mai, hara mai, e pepi, ki te Ao-Marama!
Welcome, oh tender reed, to this world resplendent in the light!

My cousin, at the ripe old age of 37, became a dad for the first time this morning. Too much, bro! Ka pai! Ka leka! I'm jealous. He's moved to New Plymouth to become a Family Man. Best wishes for your whanau's future! Give my regards to their beautiful mountain, Taranaki Maunga.


Sharon said...

Congratulations to your cousin! Life is always to be celebrated!

Hope all is well down your way!

phil said...

Thank you most kindly, Sharon. Yes, we the whanau (extended family) are all clucky and misty-eyed and blubbery :-)
Celebrate life, indeed!