By Jess Baker
Member for Southern Downs James Lister and his wife Belinda Lister have announced they are expecting their third child.
Belinda shared the exciting news with friends and family at her 40th birthday party in Stanthorpe on Saturday evening.
She said the baby is due in December and her two boys William, seven, and Jeremy, 10, cannot wait to be big brothers.
“We’re really excited,” Belinda said.
“My mum thought it was a joke when I told her. She didn’t believe me for a good 10 minutes.”
Belinda said circumstances have changed since she and her husband served in the Royal Australian Air Force some years ago, giving their family more freedom to grow.
“Now we can do what we want to do and expand the family so it’s lovely,” she said.
James and Belinda’s story began in 2006 during James’ appointment as aide-de-camp to the Governor of Queensland, shortly after Belinda – who had been an army officer – transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force.
“We were both scheduled for our annual career interview one after each other and so we met in the RAAF Base Amberley officers’ mess at the career interview,” Belinda said.
And the rest, is history.
Warwick/Stanthorpe Today wishes Belinda, James, Jeremy, and William all the best as they prepare to embrace life as a family of five.