Monday, November 18, 2013

A very special birthday message

"Dear Fifi,

Happy Birthday and may we spend many more together.
I am proud of you. How you have coped with the season change 
in your life as the kids grow and go! Also how you have conducted
yourself with your new working situation(five mornings a week) and also
being able to keep up with the home and kid's demands.... and husband
You are smart, likable, witty, strong and an incredible mother.

May God guide you through the challenges you are facing and will face.
Don't forget, the Lord is your strength and you can do ALL things
through Him who strengthens you.

Lots of love
MrGee "

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

So Grateful.

We started visiting a new church a couple of months ago....CityHill in Hillcrest. Steve Wimble(the pastor) is a brilliant teacher of the word and we always leave church encouraged and equipped with practical 'tools' that can be implemented in our lives.

(side note..... Steve Wimble's son is one of the boys who cornered Miss Tanzi and stole her chocolate! Luckily he escaped the wrath of her chompers... the other guy was not so lucky!)

Anyhow... this past Sunday Steve spoke about gratitude and being thankful for what we have.

I decided to reflect upon my blessings, so thank you Jesus for.............

MrGee's new kidney
healthy, happy, life-loving children
a beautiful home and garden
an architectural job
a domestic worker 
true friends... Marcia and Pauline 
the 8 years I got to home-school my children
the leafy suburb of Hillcrest we live in (it's really beautiful!)
a Hubby who is faithful, dependable, hard working and a wonderful father
2 cats who fight to sleep on my side of the bed each night
the beautiful pinky/orange colours in Your sunrise
technology (blogging memories and catching up with Facebook buddies) 
a reliable car
family that have not emigrated overseas. We are all still in South Africa... this is quite amazing!
my health
............... and there is so much more.

It's all about what we focus on.
As Pastor Steve encouraged "Think of a doughnut.... we can choose to see the hole or the delicious ring of pastry!" So simple, yet great reminder.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Happy Happy Daddy-O!

Another year has past and  MrGee seems to be defying the aging process.He's looking so healthy thanks to his new kidney! All three kiddies made reference to it in his birthday card this year.
"Dear Father......... Happy 21st Birthday ... Oh mom just told me it's your 45th.... yuss, you look young! Love Miss Tanzi"
"Dear Daddy-O ..... I'm so proud of the young man you have become! I'm proud to call you my son... Uh wait, sorry. Dad I forget how old you are because of your 'Harvey Hair'! Love CoolDude."
"Dear Daddy....... Happy womb exit day! Congratulations on making it to 45! Most people would say that you're half way through life but I am constantly reassured by myself that you are going to live till 150 years of age. Love WizzKid."

                                                  HAPPY 45th BIRTHDAY !