About Me

South Africa
My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna and Angelee and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. A year and a half later, our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! This blog has been a place where I have been able to journal my journey through loss, hope and choosing to live a life rich in love.

Blog Archive

03 December 2008

It's all in His strength

"If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we we have confidence on the day of judgement, because in this world we are like Him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:15-19

02 December 2008

Sometimes it just hurts!

This whole journey in my heart is taking me to places that sometimes I just don't want to go. Love is not always a gushy, happy feeling. There are times when love is simply the strength that keeps one from feeling completely overwhelmed. 

This last weekend I have had so much to process. I have had to face some truths that were hard to face. I hurt. But somehow - God's love was an anchor that held my emotions together through the process of trying to embrace change. It's crazy how life can seem to change in the blink of an eye, and with that change comes the overflow of emotions that you never knew you had all pent up inside of you. Today I feel sad. I am growing up enough to know that it's ok to feel sad, but thank goodness that God's love offers an outstretched hand that holds us together when we just don't feel like standing anymore. 

That's what walking with God is about then. Celebrating the highs and crying with Him through the hurts that come our way. I'm just glad that above all things, He is my Father and He loves me with a dependable, all embracing love.