In September 2010, I was asked to speak at a conference in front of 600 women. Gulp! I said yes, NOT FOR THE LOVE OF PUBLIC SPEAKING AT ALL!! Bright lights & early mornings are not my comfort zone, but something resounded in me and I just knew that this was absolutely what I had to … Continue reading Finding spring in winter
I have been thinking A LOT about my pregnancy. Probably because it's been 9 swell months since my baby left my body and arrived in my arms. This may sound like an ordinary, perhaps even time worn phrase, but for us the journey to our boy was so unexpected.... and mind blowingly miraculous. It was a 'here' that I hadn't … Continue reading A reality pregnancy
I don't know what it is about writing, but somehow getting the proverbial pen to paper, really helps to interpret my feelings into human. I love nitpicking thro beliefs, concepts and thoughts in my head and unravelling them into the written word. As well as finding my bearings in God's-eye-view. At the moment, I have so many thoughts bulging at the … Continue reading writing is like breathing
I am not sure that I have felt such an overwhelming bounty of feelings at any other one point in my life, as i do now! Oh the paradoxes in parenting! It's 11:10pm, my husband is deep in Africa for work and my children are deep in dreamland. Everything seems to have right sized itself after a … Continue reading Concoctions of parenting
On the 22nd January 2014, I ‘stumbled’ across a podcast called 'The Miracle of Snowflake Adoption' by James Dobson. He was explaining how he had played a role in the first ever Embryo adoption. My ears and heart were completely flooded for a moment. This meant TWO SIGNIFICANT things….. firstly that I might actually be able to carry and give … Continue reading Finding our snowflake baby
Did you know that there are HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of frozen embryos sitting in freezers across the WORLD waiting for someone to adopt them? Dr. Dobson interviews Marlene Strege the first snowflake adoptive mom and her daughter Hannah—the first snowflake adopted baby. LISTEN HERE: PODCAST: The Miracle of Snowflake Adoption
I’m not sure when this heartbeat first began… Maybe it was sometime mid 2013 when I first listened to James Dobsons podcast on ‘snowflake babies‘. I was flicking through media and came to a halt as my heart suddenly stopped my fingers from scrolling…. and the nagging feeling that I should really be catching up on … Continue reading This heartbeat
I thank God continuously for this blessing of a child. Not just empty words. I really do pray. To God. And I thank Him with my whole heart because I know He answered my hearts cry... down to every detail of our content, beautiful, happy little girl. I pray for strength, patience and wisdom when I need … Continue reading Where did you come from, baby dear?
My mind is buzzing right now with all all that I would like to share - diving down to try and gather all the precious little details and then soaring up to try and grasp our new vista picture that's grown over this special chunk of time. How can I put it all into words? What … Continue reading The last 7 months, love & instinct
I have dreamt about writing this post for, oh... 7 years AND 7 weeks now... but I have barely been able to make myself a cup of coffee, which if I may add, is was generally my first cognitive waking thought. I stir, I blink and I think coffee! My husband and I sometimes have … Continue reading Behold… our baby girl!!!