For most of us the pandemic holds bad memories with most of us unable to communicate with families, due to the lack of personal contact and isolation, however for one special couple the pandemic and fate brought them together resulting in the beautiful arrival of Zenayda.
During the pandemic Makers operatives were at the forefront and in particular working as key workers on our Tesco’s Framework.
One such individual was Martin Goodwin who was working at a Merthyr Tydfil site in Wales. At the time accommodation was scarce and highly controlled so Martin and the team based themselves at the Mountain Bike Cycle Hub in Merthyr, and it was during his essential visits to the local newspaper shop that he was introduced to his partner Heidi through her sister.
Working away from home is never easy and made even harder through the pandemic but due to restrictions in travel Martin and Heidi soon became an item.
Heidi works as a fracture nurse at the local NHS Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil part of the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, so it was all a bit familiar when Heidi returned for the delivery of their daughter.
Zenayda Rhian Lewis Goodwin arrived on the 22nd September weighing in at a healthy 7 pounds 7 1/2 ounces and is totally gorgeous which is not surprising given her name.
Martin is of Jamaican descent and both he and his mum Yvonne now a grandma (for the second time) have deep Christian roots and so the name means “the life of God” derived from the Greek, the name suggests a caring person, responsible and mature in nature and protective of those around them.
Both sets of parents are delighted with the new family arrival and with Martin now firmly based in Merthyr Tydfil he can’t wait to introduce his mum to the new arrival, which will be just the tonic having just left hospital after a long illness.
We wish all the families well and special congratulations to Heidi, Martin and baby Zenayda.