I think it's been pretty obvious for a while, that my blog hasn't been high on my list of priorities. Which is sort of true. I still spend so much time writing posts in my head and wondering what new ideas I can come up with. I love to write, I love to blog. But… Continue reading No more Babble
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This is my girl through and through. She lives in her own frenetically paced bubble. Yesterday when she jumped out of the car I just had to snap this pic - it's so her. In the seven minute drive from school to home she managed to pull everything out of her bag and then scramble… Continue reading Girl in chaos
Living fearlessly is, for me, living happily. It's about playing life to my own tune. It's about doing what is right and good for myself and my family. It's about doing things that challenge me. It's about living in the moment. It's about making choices that bring true joy. It's about being true to myself in what… Continue reading Reintroduction: Living Fearlessly
In tough times, we all need something or someone to hold us up. In my challenges I was provided with everything I needed, although I couldn't always see it at the time. I needed hope, strength, bravery, and shelter to find peace. It is my strong faith in the promises of the bible that provided all of… Continue reading Reintroduction: Faith
To object: to offer a reason or argument in opposition. I deal with objection a lot in the form of my feisty nine year old who 'objects' to at least half of what I say on a daily basis. I'm learning to see that this isn't [always] a bad thing. As with many of my daughter's seemingly… Continue reading I object!
I no longer wistfully long for the life I once wanted, the life I dreamed I might grow into. I have it. I'm living my childhood dream. I'm a mama to children who are happy, healthy and fully engaged in everything life throws at them. I'm married to my very own 'tall dark and handsome', who also happens… Continue reading No longer longing
I don't for a second believe that family is only those we are tied to through shared genetics. I grew up with a step-father who is my dad in every way (aside from the obvious biological difference). So I knew from a young age what real family is. As far as my immediate - husband and children -… Continue reading Reintroduction: Family
To divide is the opposite of to multiply. Yep, got that. But divide is so much more than that... Divide is that black mark on my childhood bedroom wall where my math text book was slammed from across the room at my desk. Frustrated much? Yeah. Statistics not my strength. Divide is watching my children be… Continue reading Mathematically challenged
There are moments in life that define us - maybe immediately, or perhaps they set off a transformation that rolls out over time. A journey. The last few years have been the latter for me. Quite simply, I'm different to the me who was here two years ago. It's fair to say I've been through the fire… Continue reading Let me reintroduce myself
The other day I wrote about intentionally living in the moment. Every day. I can, and do, live here and now because I know where I'm from, where my strength comes from, and where I'm going. I'm really enjoying the new Hillsong worship album: Open Heaven River Wild. I actually love pretty much everything any of… Continue reading My one thing
Life is such a journey - and every day I learn, and yearn, to live in the journey, savouring each step of the way. The good steps, the big steps, the painful steps ... all the while, admiring the beautiful view. The view around me, and view that is me. Yes I did say that:… Continue reading Here and Now
That, over there on the right >>>>> is me at 4pm on Friday. This week I worked two half-days and one full day, I slept most of Wednesday and both afternoons where I only worked the morning. There were more naps in between, and outside of work, driving kids and cooking meals, I've sadly achieved… Continue reading Eating myself well (ish)
My daughter is without doubt, the biggest challenge of my life so far. I love her dearly - each and every part of her that makes her ... well, ... her. But boy oh boy is my intelligent, highly emotional, stroppy, strong-willed girl a challenge to every bit of patience that I have. She was the… Continue reading Beautiful Heart
Today I drove through a red light. Seriously, not just, the light was amber and I made a call to sneak through. Nope, the light was red, I didn't even see it, I just kept driving. At an intersection I drive through daily! Man did I get a fright. I'm so grateful for God's protection… Continue reading Red lights
I am, without question, an optimist. Very intentionally so. I learnt, as a 15-year-old, the difference between an optimist and a pessimist. I didn't realise it at the time, but it was a life-defining conversation that will forever shape who I am. It was a wintry day, wandering along one of my favourite beaches with my Nan. We both… Continue reading Diamonds
There's a song I've been playing over and over a lot lately. If We're Honest. I love love love this song. The tone, the lyrics, the message, and of course the divine voice of Francesca Battistelli (I love this vibe for her, much more than her more commercial 'pop' sound). Honesty is something that's very much on… Continue reading Note to self: Honesty
Yesterday someone pointed something out to me. Something really important. Something that I thought was a slightly funny but inconsequential moment, was actually potentially significant. Bear with me... Yesterday on the school run I had fractious kids - I blame Monday! I was pre-coffee and not really up for the noise levels that six kids, mostly boys, can produce (I also pick… Continue reading Making memories
I love birthdays. Actually, I love gifts. Buying gifts, wrapping gifts, giving gifts. I absolutely adore watching people open gifts that I've given ... although it also makes me nervous as heck. I always want to make the right choice. Give a gift, no matter how small, that makes someone really happy, makes them feel like… Continue reading Happy birthday baby
Do you ever want to do something so much, that it's almost impossible to start? That new book on your bedside table that you can't start reading until you're in JUST the right headspace... The tidy up of your top drawer because you don't feel strong enough to make the big 'keep/sell or giveaway/bin' decisions… Continue reading Why I can’t blog when all I want to do is blog
I'm just loving this song at the moment. Actually, the whole new Hillsong United album, Empires, is working pretty well for me. These lyrics, such a truth!
Note: to me, and to you. Smile!
Happy Easter everyone.