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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 (15) and Angelee (12) 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. 3 years ago our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! "Love in Action" is our journey as a family to love the way Jesus is teaching us to love and live.

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27 December 2010

Time to relax

As I write this I am tucked away on a beautiful farm in Rustenburg. We had such a beautiful Christmas season catching up with all sides of our family. This year all our family is within driving distance so we shared a delightful pre Christmas eve dinner party with my dad and new family, Christmas morning with my mom, granny and sisters family and Christmas lunch with my hubbies immediate and extended family. Now that I sit back and ponder it all ... what a privilege as so many of us are in completely different parts of the country and my mom has been living overseas. It was a rich and full time. The girls LOVED every minute of it. (Some time next week I will be able to post some pics. At the moment, I have very sparse Internet access to download my pics.)

For the next few days we are enjoying "farm life" here in Rustenburg. There are sweet little chicks running all over the place and each family has been assigned to our own rondavels. I love how we all gather around the table for meals three times a day and spend many long hours around the pool. But in all the busyness, there are sweet little moments to find a spot to relax and just breathe. Some have blankets under trees snoozing in the breeze, others are playing lively matches of table tennis ... how wonderful that there is room for all to have their own little space. As I write this, the kiddies are swinging and the rest are tucked away in the veggie patch collecting berries for pudding tonight. These moments are so rare. Moments where you can get away for a week or two, away from all the routines, rush and busyness and just have time and space to do whatever feeds your soul. Just watching the tension ease out of everyone as we are all forced to relax is such an amazing gift after all the years running around. These are moments I want to reflect on and when we have to leave the farm ... I want to look for little ways to bring this kind of ease into our everyday living. Times to rest, laugh, play, smile, sleep and just be refreshed and revived.

What are you doing after the Christmas rush? I would love to hear what you do to refresh, unwind and relax.

All my love xxx
Janine

4 comments:

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Sounds like a perfect holiday with family and loved ones! Enjoy your time at the farm. Take this time to really realax and smile big. Merry Christmas!

EJN said...

Sounds just lovely, I am so happy you and fam are enjoying the peacefulness of the farm. BTW - "LOVE" the new blog look. have a great one, Blessings! jo

EJN said...

Sounds wonderful! Have a great rest of your holiday!
like the new look - so sweet!

Adeye said...

Oh that sounds absolutely amazing. Mmmm...and yes, I am a tad jealous :)

Have the best time, beautiful.