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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.

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16 November 2009

Rise and Shine

Oh my goodness ... 3 months since I last posted??? What's up with this crazy pace of life?! Thank goodness that here in South Africa we are in the last school term and it is almost holiday time!!! 1 more month. Yippeee!!
I must admit that I had quite a grumpy day yesterday. Maybe it's just that end-of-year, worn out feeling. All the routine of keeping everything together with the kids and family. But I woke up to a glorious day today - so full of sunshine and so fresh.
As a wife of 12 years and mother of 2 for the last 8 years ... I recon there is a lesson in there for me. It must be possible for me (a not-so-friendly morning person) to wake up and bring sunshine and "fresh air" to those around me. How do we keep things "fresh" in our relationships?
I hear His quiet voice saying to me ... "Start by receiving the refreshing breeze of My love washing over you.". I feel it in the cool breeze that touches my face. I see it in the way the light makes everything so vivid and exciting outside my window. And so I sit here and smile today. His love is so refreshing isn't it? It's enough to draw out all the discouragement and stir new hope for a new day. That's what I am taking into this new day ... His freshness! Fresh love, fresh hope, fresh faith. I'm sure that is going to be quite refreshing to those around me ;-)

1 comment:

Cyndi said...

Janine thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Wow, South Africa...that's what I love about blogging, we "meet" people all over the world! Have a blessed day today my friend.