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.

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25 June 2012

She surfaces ;0)

It's been a while, I know. Sorry for the quiet, but this girl is truly going through 1st trimester pregnancy nausea and tiredness - all day, every day! All a good sign of a healthy pregnancy, but intense none the less. I am SO THANKFUL the girls have just started a 3 week holiday. Such a wonderful excuse to laze in the mornings. And oh the bliss of no homework!!! I can do a dance of joy for that!!! hee hee
I am 8 weeks along and trying not to wish for that 12 week mark. I really want to soak in the joy of this precious gift of pregnancy. The Lord has dropped the phrase "expect blessing" into my heart. Instead of allowing fear to wrap around my thoughts I am choosing to "expect blessing" through each phase of this pregnancy. I still stand in awe that the Father has entrusted 4 precious children to me, even if He gets to raise one of them ;0) Being 35 and this being my 4th c-section I'm pretty sure this is my final pregnancy. So there is something special about this little one. Already this child is a channel of such healing and joy. I want to soak that in, especially when I feel so green.
Thank you for your grace and patience with me if I am a little slow in writing. My energy and sense of humor is bound to make a return one of these days :) For right now, my girls and amazing husband are holding on tight to the roller-coaster ride of having an emotional pregnant woman in the house yet again! hee hee
All my love xxx



Hi Janine, are you sure it is only one?! When you say 'expect blessing', twins jumped into my spirit....just saying, who knows. Truly you are blessed to have a 4th chance at experiencing all the symptoms of pregnancy. This too shall pass and the next trimester will bring the joy of the first kick and the 'bump' starting to show. So much to look forward to for you and your lovely young family and so much for us to look forward to as you keep us updated with your humour, positive outlook and testimony. Happy days ahead! Take Care, love, Brigitte

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JustEllaBella said...

Good to see you are ok :) miss chatting to you,wish you all the best

Debra said...

Take 'one-day-at-a-time' Love you xx