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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 (13) and Angelee (10) 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. Last year our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel. We are all so in love with him! "Love in Action" is our journey as a family to love the way Jesus is teaching us to love and live.

About the Journey

Life is certainly a remarkable adventure! You just never quite know what's around that next corner! I am a 36 year old wife and mommy to 4 amazing children. When I started this blog a few years ago I had no idea just how much I would learn about the depths of God's love in the years ahead! Back then I was a mommy of two little girls. In September 2011 we were given the greatest privilege to become proud parents to a very special little boy called Zac, our "lion heart". We were entrusted to carry him in pregnancy in an amazing walk of faith, because he would only be ours this side of Heaven for 21 and a half hours after birth. Our precious heart baby has taught us more about the reality of Heaven and the truly important matters of the heart in his short journey in our lives than a lifespan of living could have taught us. He continues to be our pointer to Jesus in remarkable ways. "Love in Action" has become our incredible journey through grief to live lives filled with grace, strength, increasing joy and purpose as we continue to heal and grow in God's amazing love as a family. Just a few weeks ago we welcomed our second son, Gabriel into this amazing big-wide-world-of-wonder! We are overcome with joy as the Great Restorer is faithfully at work in our lives! Please come and join me on my adventure. I'm one of those people who wears my heart on my sleeve. I'm a firm believer of living my life out in the open as I continue to pursue a life lived in truth and freedom. I am exploring the depths of God's personal love for us, and I have to say that life is far more colourful lived in His love. I would like to live my life having experienced rich friendships - both new and old and most certainly having loved and laughed my way through most of it. I welcome you to share your thoughts and comments with me. At the end of each blog entry, click on "comments" to add your thoughts. I can't wait to hear from you! Here's to life God's way ... RICH and FULL in Jesus Christ's overflowing love for us!

11 January 2012

Watching her bloom

Today was a big day for our family. We watched our little girl all of a sudden grow up in front of our eyes and enter big school with such peace and confidence. Our little Angelee is finally at big school with her protective big sis!
On the way to school ...
Talk about Daddy's little mini-me. I just LOVE this pic!
And I am also so jolly proud of my big girl for taking this photo for us. A photographer in the making!
Today my heart is rejoicing that I am given the privilege of watching these two beautiful daughters of ours bloom. My heart rejoices at the thought of what adventures lie in store for us as a family this year. Our precious Zac is our constant reminder to live each day finding the reason to celebrate. I am going to sleep with a smile on my face having watched my little girl rise to the occasion and tackle her first day so bravely. Well done my Leelee! 
All my love xxx
Janine

4 comments:

Amy Durrant,  Wednesday, January 11, 2012  

Well done!!! Beautiful family, holding your heads up high, smiling the sweetest brightest smiles. Thank you for your lovely post. Love xxxx

Jedidja Wednesday, January 11, 2012  

Another milestone. Letting go is hard ... but the pictures are so beautiful.
Cherish these girls every day! They are a blessing.

Kari Wednesday, January 11, 2012  

Oh, she is so beautiful. I am so happy for you and your family to have had such a sweet moment to share. I know after losing two of our babies, my husband and I cherish those moments so MUCH more then before. Our eyes are opened to our children in a way they never have been before. I know you are one proud Mommy. Milestones like that are I believe bigger for the Mommies then the little ones.

Congratulations Angelee!!

(and Mommy!!!)

Carol F,  Thursday, January 12, 2012  

What gorgeous pics of my beautiful family. I love you all so very much and am so proud of you.
Excited to see you soon.
Mwah!

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