Congratulations to the Compton Family on their new arrival.

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  1. Not seen this elsewhere, but thought its worth a link. (A little trooper called Archie for the soldier who refused to die | Mail Online.) In these dark times, stories like this are incredibly motivational - I'm so pleased for the family and hope they enjoy many years of happiness.

    A little trooper called Archie for the soldier who refused to die By Mail On Sunday Reporter
    Last updated at 12:32 AM on 28th November 2010

    It was a moment of joy that brave soldier Martyn Compton and wife Michelle had longed for after years of pain and heartbreak . . . the arrival of a baby son.
    Twelve days ago Archie Harry Compton was born at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings, weighing 6 lb 11 oz.

    His birth marks a new beginning for Martyn and Michelle, who have had to cope with near-fatal injuries he suffered in Afghanistan – and then the agony of losing twin babies.

    Martyn was a lance-corporal in the Household Cavalry in Afghanistan in 2006 when he was injured in an ambush. He was in a coma for three months and suffered 75 per cent burns to his body and a complex fracture in his right leg from gunshot fire. He was told he might never walk again.
    Michelle and Martyn had known each other for only five months and got engaged two weeks before he left for Afghanistan, but her love and support didn’t waver. ‘If Martyn doesn’t change as a person, I’m not going to stop loving him. I would never walk away.’ Martin endured endless operations, learning to walk again so he could accompany his bride down the aisle.

    The couple had often talked of their desire to start a family and shortly after their wedding in July 2008, Michelle, 30, fell pregnant with twins. But tragedy struck when she went into premature labour at 22 weeks, losing both babies, whom they named Harry and Freya. Archie’s middle name is in memory of his brother.
    Michelle was closely monitored throughout this pregnancy and Archie was delivered naturally. Last night Martyn, 26, said: ‘It has been a very emotional time for us. ;We have been wanting a child since our marriage and we now feel a complete family.’ The trio are now back at the family home near Battle.

    ‘We’re so happy,’ Michelle said.

    ‘Our boy’s beautiful. This is a new beginning for us.’
    * The couple have written of their agony and joys in a book, Home From War (Mainstream, £14.99).
  2. Congratulations to them. After all the hardships and heartbreak they've been through it's great for them to finally get some good news.

  3. Great news

    Well done dude, and the best of luck to you all!!