Sunday, February 14, 2016
On the 1st of February I joined Lalela. It has always been something I have wanted to do. I love the work of this NGO Check it out at www.lalela.org It has been an interesting two weeks. I have not found it easy to find my space there, literally I am not sure where I must sit everyday. The offices are a bit disorganised and kind of at the moment are like one big Art Lab. We were commissioned as a team to re-design our offices. It was an awesome project one that my team took seriously and worked consistently hard to put together a presentation that was presented via Skype on Friday afternoon. It was a huge let down and disappointment. The Skype connection was terrible. It was difficult to communicate our ideas. There was lots of misunderstanding. All that said it was an awesome time to connect with my team
Monday, December 28, 2015
Its been a good year. It has been a year with many challenges. It has been a year of tremendous growth. January - Mom goes in for a massive operation to remove a huge tumour. For 24 hours her life hung in the balance, but she pulled through the surgeon was confident he had removed all the cancer. I breathed a sigh of gratitude and relief.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
The title of my blog " Life life" something my daughter always says and it's become a a saying we have all adopted. We use it when things are kind of tough or when things go different to how we had hoped, it kind of means jsut deal with it but it is also under toned with a tough of sarcasm, because usually in comparison to so many around us it is unconsequential. This year has flown by - I mean 22 days until Christmas and and 28 days until 2016! It is madness! It has been a busy year filled with lots of changes and many exciting things in the Blignaut household. Andre started his own business, running the VALUE TYRE FITMENT CENTRE in Tokai. Ashleigh has just graduated with Honours and enters the working world next year, she continues to study furiously for her first Board exam. Jason has successfully completed his first year of university, as well as releasing his first single on Soundcloud. He continues to just get better an better with his music. https://soundcloud.com/jason-sam-witwicky-blignaut/fallen-soldier-the-hutch-project-featuring-sideshow-radio?fb_action_ids Jesse my baby is entering his final year of high school and is Head Boy at St Joseph's Marist College. I started working as the Bursar at Kronendal Primary School in October. It's been a BUSY year indeed. We have felt the smile of God on our family and we are so grateful for His grace that extends towards us daily. For me personally it has been a year of huge personal growth. My time at St Joseph's was tough but taught me many things. Don't make hasty decisions. Stand up against unethical and corrupt people and business practices. Make a stand, and do not be afraid to speak out even if it means being victimized. But once again I am at a crossroads and seeking God's voice. EISH LIFE LIFE!!! I am looking forward to break up day next week - 4 lovely weeks of summer holidays. Two of which my precious mom will be with me. Another miracle of 2015. In January her life hung in the balance but God graciously gave her more time and we are blessed to have her strong and healthy again. So looking forward to having her in Cape Town for Christmas. I am grateful for each day. I am grateful for the people I do life with. I am grateful for family. I am grateful for a life lived each day in victory - because of JESUS. This Christmas season let us remember the gift He is to this world and to each of us individually if we choose to accept that gift Some memories of 2015