Do you enjoy small spaces of breathing? Do you enjoy moments of sitting under a tree, or listening to the rain? Do you enjoy moments of celebrating the end of a year lived? We lived through a pandemic year. Lot’s of surprises but time carries on regardless. Your 2020 is ending and your experience canContinue reading “Even 2020 has to end …”
What is your expectation of a new day? Excitement or dread? Are you planning or avoiding? I have a special feeling towards blank canvases, new pages and new beginnings. This stirs excitement in my soul an indescribable expectation for the new. There is also this nagging fear of disappointment, unfortunately. The combination of these twoContinue reading “Perspectives”
I wish I had adequate words, pictures or sounds to describe what this phrase: “You are enough” has meant to me in the last couple of months since lock down started. The mere mention of the words sends shivers of excitement and deep understanding down my spine. The excitement speaks of not just what theContinue reading “You are Enough”
I have three grandchildren of my own with special needs. For me it always was a dream to be a grandmother. When my children were grown-up and got married, I could not wait for them to have kids so that I could become a granny. I love babies and was always good with toddlers andContinue reading “Guest Writer: Elmari Dreyer – When Your Grandchild Has Special Needs”
Eight months have passed since I posted “Can you remember that girl?” As I read the blog post for the first time again tonight I realized; even in these eight months, I have changed. To remember that girl takes courage. It might be easier to just admit that I have changed. It is definitely easierContinue reading “Can you remember that girl? Part 2 … and the Tattoo”
I had a specific flavor about me in the years before family life took hold of me. My zest for life was overwhelming. My dreams of the future, limitless. Creativity has always been just beside me in everything I did. It ranged from having a different routine every day to always making a birthday card,Continue reading “Can you remember that girl? Part 1”
On the best and worst of my days my head is almost always buzzing with a peculiar mixture of activity. The activity entertains ideas, to-do lists, impressions, emotions, words, songs and strategies. Reading that explanation of my mind activities here, is a bit disturbing, but I have realized that much of what I, or anyContinue reading “How writing has always grounded me”
Written on 7 July 2018 July is my “organizing life” season, just turns out that way … every year. The weather encourages hibernation and the school holiday is quite long. My instinct? Pack away, throw away and questioning myself: “Are you on track?” I haven’t blogged for five months. It is a VERY long time,Continue reading “Every Moment a Teaching Moment”
Because see … no one will ever answer a switchboard again, like you do. Whether you data capture or change diapers. Whether you top manage a company, or sweep the floor. Whether you clean your house, or skill fully guide your children through school. Your daily task adds significance.
Today I had the privilege to go to the gym. To try and breathe away all the thoughts in my head about kids, work, friends, my self discovery.