Wednesday, July 27, 2011

26 July 2011

When I think back a year ago today I remember how sick I was feeling, I had contracted measles and no one even picked it up. How my life is so different today. It is amazing what a different year 2011 has been. I am overwhelmed at God's goodness and grace on my life.

When I look at how the pieces of our life are put together. Think of this, 1986 I meet Hlubi who back then I was introduced to her as Theodora, We work together on the Doulos for 2 weeks as the ship is docked in PE harbour. We have our photo taken, share ice cream together and as young carefree girls spend a lot of time laughing. Three years later I walk into a shop at All Nations college in the UK and I see Hlubi and myself on the cover of a little book called 10 Myths about Christianity.

We do not see each other again. 2009 Hlubi googles me and we connect via Facebook. A few visits to Cape Town and PE and we are chatting and sharing our lives as if we never parted ways.

God presents an opportunity for me to assist this amazing woman in her business. I am humbled as she chooses me to help her in this small way. She is Business Woman of the Year in PE two years ago, I am self trained in books and I am able to help,and as we work it does not even feel like work. I am revived enthused and excited about life as I walk along side this strong woman with a VERY big heart.

Our families have an affinity to one another our kids love being with her kids and are so similar in many ways. Who would have know that Hlubi and I would both break new ground in SA both marrying across the colour bar, 21 years ago for me and 18 for Hlubi. Who would have imagined our lives would become so interlinked.

I think God has a way of joining all the pieces together and when we leave things to the Great Architect of life and allow His hand to build into our lives something beautiful and almost delicious if you give me poetic license is created. I call it TOPDECK!

Friday, July 22, 2011

22 July 2011

So life has been pretty ordinary but things are about to get a little more interesting. On Sunday one of the Feul team members is moving in for 6 weeks - so I will aquire another "son" There is going to be a lot of testosterone in the Blignaut household.

Then these little men will have to cope without me for 2 days as I am flying off to PE on Monday but will be back Wednesday. I will make sure I prepare a meal for them for Monday night but Tuesday they will have to fend for themselves!

I am loving life at the moment each day brings new challenges and God continues to show me new things.

God’s presence is robust. He’s not nervous or timid, and He is always present, never failing, never out of time or out of action

This is how I am feeling at the moment.

I love the fact that my God surprises me daily and His whispers are beautiful and gentle

Monday, July 18, 2011

18 July 2011

Its been a long time since my last post. This is due to my lack of internet connection at home.

Its been a joyful July, with the children home my house has been full of laughter and lots of hungry tummies to feed. Today it was back to school for the boys and one week left for Ashleigh before she returns to res.

We have enjoyed the beautiful weather Cape Town has had to offer and have made the most of it enjoying walks along the beach front of Muizenberg or just lazing at home and enjoying the sunshine. Jason enjoyed his first week of holidays serving at a Childrens holiday programme at Cape Aghalus he loved it but exhausted.

I left the restaurant I was working for at the end of June. So now I am completely a free agent to build my Paralegal home business. It is challenging but has definitely been the right move. I was spending 90% of my time working for 10% of an income. Hopefully now with the right focus I can build a solid foundation and give Robinhood Legal my best time.

Andre and I cant believe it is 2 months since we left for our trip. It does feel some days like a very distant but happy memory. Time to start planning our next trip I think!

I am grateful for the health of my family this year and for my own health. I am believing God for His promises for us as a family and look forward with great expectancy to see what my Father and friend has planned for us as we enter the second half of 2011.