Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I love this house

....and I thank God daily for giving it to this family. I pray often, and ask the Lord if we can grow old in this house. I love every inch of Kiepersol street nr 8 and all the memories woven into these walls can never be replaced by even the greatest castle in the world. Sometimes at night when everybody is asleep and I am still scrapbooking, I walk down the stairs from my scrapbook room, and I walk from room to room, praising God for it all. I know that this is home to our children and that no matter where life will take them on their journey, they will always come back to us and this house.

I love our life in this house, I love the smell and the way our animals wait for us at the gate. I love that the frontdoor is always open and I am ever so thankful for our Grace that faithfully cleans everyday. David keeps the garden going, and love in this family just keeps it all together. I hope that your house is home to you and that you will love each other unconditionally, like we do!

Monday, April 17, 2006

The wonder of children

We spend Easter with Amaro, Jolene & beautiful little Gemma. They left 2day, and now the house is very quiet, to quiet!
I always miss her like crazy when they leave, she is VERY BUSY and VERY NOISY! But, I love that!
I love to see her grow, to hear all the new words, and believe me, there are many!
My favourite, when you kiss her to many times, is,
"genoeg!" (enough)
The easter egg hunt was something else. Jolene and I drew a treasure map for the kids, and off they went, (not Nino - very uncool thing 2 do when you are 13, you just wait for the bucket full of eggs and eat away, that's kewl!)
I took this picture of Gemma somewhere in my back garden, and I loved it. So, now it is missing her until she comes to visit again, stay pure at heart little girl, you are loved.

Friday, April 14, 2006

The Lord's Friday

It is not at all about the eggs, did you know that? It seems so many people think of only the eggs during Easter, and never about Jesus!
While we were reading from the Bible this morning, I watched the boys faces, and I felt good! I realized they know exatly what this day means, why we celebrate this day, and what impact this day, that happened over 2000 years ago, has on their lives today!
Gideon said a wonderful thing this morning, we are not celebrating only the fact that Jesus died on the cross for us today, but also the day we got saved and received eternal life! A life of abundance and glory, lived in faith!
I hope that today has the same meaning for you, that you have a living and wonderful relationship with Jesus Christ, and that He knows you!
You see, if that is true in your life, then you can have those chocolate covered eggs for dessert, like we did this morning after breakfast!
Have a wonderful Spirit-filled Easter, chocolate eggs and all!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

My Sunshine Child

'I love you very much Nikky Picky'

'I love you mucher'

' Yeah, but I love you more'

'Oh no, I love you the muchest'

It feels like yesterday, you were this cute little boy with so much love to give. This was my favourite conversation with you, I loved it so much, you have always made the world a better place to live!
This morning I realized that you will always be our baby, even if you grow-up to be a hundred years old, you will always be our baby. I watched you play with your dad on our bed this morning, and I loved it. There was this power struggle, who is the strongest, and then when he pinned you down and tickled you, I saw the love that radiated from your face, and it just left me speechless. I love watching the two of you play, and I am so thankful for him, for being such a wonderful father to our two boyz!
I sometimes wonder what it will be like when you are all grown-up, if you will still have these silly moments together. I know your father, to him, you will always be his mates. I am positively sure that he will always kiss you 'hello' en 'goodbye', so, prepare yourself to be this young man who will bring his new girlfriend home, and still be kissed by his father!! lol

I must admit, I love the idea of you being so close, and I pray often that your relationship will just grow stronger and better, that you will always be this close. There are many things you can learn from him, he already taught you to be a gentleman, I know that, cause you treat me with the same respect he does. I could not have been blessed more in this life, for having the family I do, for being loved the way I am, and today, I celebrate just that. I celebrate this sunshine you bring in our lives and the way you love us, truly and without limit!
We love you back...

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Precious Words from God

Going through some tough times, I tend to spend more time in God's Word than usual.
Today I stand amaized at how truly alive this Word is, I would like to share with you all..

Jeremiah 33

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know...
Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them, and I will reveal to them an abundance of peace and truth..
And I will restore the fortunes of Judah and the fortunes of Israel, and I will rebuild them as they were at first...
And it shall be to Me a name of joy, praise and glory...
Behold, days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will fulfill the good word which I have spoken ...
I will restore their fortunes and will have mercy on them!

This is the wonderful Word God gave me for our business on this very day, and I thank Him!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Precious gifts from God

I am not new to losing people that I love, I have had my share of standing next to an open grave and saying goodbye. It is a terrible thing to do, but you never have a choice in this regard, you just have to do it! But then, God is faithfull and good, He always blesses us with something new, in my family, it is this beautiful little girl, Gemma Yasmine de Abreu. I love this child, and I thank God for her. Today, a friend of mine stood by her husbands open grave, she and her three girls had to say goodbye, they had no choice. Tonight, I looked at my family, all four of us safely in this wonderful home God blessed us with, and I want to thank Him, for protecting us, for loving us with a love we can never understand, and for providing for us. I pray for you tonight Annette, for you and your girls, that you will feel the same protection and love I do, that you will find comfort in Him, that you will seek Him with all your heart! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, April 02, 2006

I dedicate this day to my wonderful Mom and best friend, Joey Meintjies, who died on 4 September 1999. I shall miss you every day of my life, and I love you forever! Posted by Picasa

Our Mothers...

I want to dedicate today to our mothers. My friend, Rachel, is in Durban at the moment, next to her mothers bed, and she has to say goodbye today. Her mom is dying of cancer, and my heart is breaking when I think of her!
My mom died 7 years ago, and it still hurts like it happened today. Some days are better than others, but then there are the real terrible days. If the Lord spare my life, and I have the priviledge to grow old, I shall still miss my mom like today.
There is just an empty void, empty forever when you lose your mother, so, what I really want to say to you out there who still have a mom, cherish her, love her like today is the last day.
Don't judge her by your own standards, just love unconditionally.
To my friend Rachel's mom,

I want to read to you Isaiah 43...

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you,
I have called you by name, you are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you
and through the rivers, they will not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you.
For I am the Lord your God
The Holy One of Israel, your Saviour
I have given Egypt as your ransom
Cush and Seba in your place
Since you are precious in My sight
Since you are honored and I love you
I will give other men in your place and other people in exchange for your life
Do not fear, for I am with you!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Love of my life Posted by Picasa

Life 4 me...

I appreciate my life at the moment, I am deeply dependent on the Lord for my every need! I love my husband with all my heart, after 16 years, I am still in love!
I thank God today for the little and the big things, for Nino playing rugby today, and not getting hurt, for Nico being the fresh morning air in this house, for Bouts praying with me every morning, for my Dad and my Sister's being alive after the fight agains cancer, for our wonderful home the Lord gave us, for being part of a family that laugh and play all the time.
I am thankful for my best friend in the world, Jolene, for being there for me, for loving me unconditionally, and for our beautiful Gemma Yasmine!
CJ, you have a special place in my heart, I pray for you every day!
I have so much to be thankful for, and I am....