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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 (9) 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. Our faithful Great Restorer has graciously blessed us once again with another son, 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!

27 March 2012

Remembering Granny

Today would have been my precious Granny's 90th birthday. She made it just past her 89th birthday so this is her first birthday in Heaven. Now that's a thought! I can just imagine the music that she is surely dancing to even as  type this. That's my Granny - always part of the fun wherever it's happening. She LOVED dancing! Now she gets to dance without any inhibitions or restrictions in her body. Her zest for life and her love for people always spoke to my heart. Granny prayed for more people than we as her family will ever know. I remember so many nights falling asleep hearing her praying over her family before she would fall asleep. Even when she was at the worst of her pain towards the end, I would hear her praying in her room for her family. She was an intercessor. Now she prays with the saint in Heaven with a strong, healthy body and is cheering us on from those great big heavenly grandstands. She had a naughty little sparkle in her eye that often made me laugh. And her sweet tooth!!! Because of her I always have a stash of sweeties in my handbag - just the way she always had :0)


Ahhh my Granny, I miss you. You were fesity, generous, humorous and loving all wrapped up in one. I can't wait to see your garden in Heaven one day my Gran. You always had the greenest fingers around. Thank goodness you passed that on to mommy who is teaching me and Niqui. I know I don't even have to ask you today to give my Zacie a big cuddle. I'm sure you are in his heavenly nursery all the time ;0) Funny how you waited sooooo long for your first great grandson. Zac was the first little baby boy our side of the family and he is the one you get to watch growing up! Amazing. Makes me smile to know that he has all his great grandparents up there doting on him. I think I might just haul out my scrabble board and try play a game with the girls in your honour. I hope we get our spelling right! You were always a great stickler for correct spelling. After all, you did learn your dictionary off by heart! (I will never understand that one my Gran! Seriously?! How many hours of your life that must have taken up. You make me smile).
So my sweet Granny ... know that you are in our hearts today as we remember the sweet fragrance of a life lived well. You continue to inspire me. I'm asking Jesus to give you a birthday kiss straight from my heart.
All my love,
Nini xxx

3 comments:

Anonymous,  Tuesday, March 27, 2012  

I am celebrating with you granny's life, what a wonderful woman, never ever missed a sunday service, and always had time to chat and make joke! I just know that she is having a ball in heaven with all her loved ones! we thank God for the legend of memories and values she has left behind! Love you gran!!! Thank you for your prayer support to the Rhema Band! We love you!

Alet xx

Carol F,  Tuesday, March 27, 2012  

Beautiful post my Darling Girl!!

Our Charlotte has left a wonderful legacy of fun,integrity, worship, prayer, compassion. A remarkable woman indeed!!

Honoured and missed dearly!

All love,
Mom xxxxx

Niqui Tuesday, March 27, 2012  

Beautiful, My Jan

She was a fire cracker! I miss her

xx

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