Day 1: Love

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Today is our 5th wedding anniversary.

It hasn’t been easy always but I am thankful that we stuck through and came out on the other side.

I am happy to say that I am married to my biggest fan and best friend. He is always there when I need him. I wrote all about it in 2014.

So what makes a perfect marriage? I don’t believe that there is something like that. What I do believe is that Jesus needs to be the centre of the relationship.

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Day 1: Love

 

 

 

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31 Days of Faith, Hope and love

I haven’t blogged in a long time. I have a few reasons for that one of them was the unexpected mountain I had to climb.

I took part in the 31 Days challenge in 2014 with the title 31 days of blessings.

With this 31 days challenge 2016 I hope to get back into writing. I chose the theme Faith, Hope and Love because I want to write about everything and nothing all at once.

 

Welcome and I hope you enjoy your visit!

 

This post is part of the 31 days  challenge.

Please click here for a list of posts about Faith, Hope and Love. Please like my Facebook page to stay informed.

Welcome and I hope you enjoy your visit!

sunflowerhope

A list of posts will appear below as we move on in the month:

Day 1: Love

Day 2: Hope

Day 3: Faith

Day 4: Love is…

Day 5: Hope is…

Day 6: Faith is….

Day 7: What I know about love.

Day 8: What I know about hope.

Day 7: What I know about faith.

Day 8: What I want to know about love.

Day 9: Day 8: What I want to know about hope.

 

 

Day 22: Blessings: Being a teacher

SAM_1031 SAM_0987 SAM_0999I am really blessed to do a job that I love. I really love being a teacher and even though it is tough at times I am blessed to be a teacher. I’ve written quite a few blogs about it you can find it here.

I love those moments when a student realizes something for the first time. The latest aha moment that a student had last week what that he was so amazed to learn that a star is born. He is talking about it to everyone.

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Day 20: A blessing in disguise

It is 20 October 2014 and I am fine. I don’t even feel like crying or running away.

I didn’t think that I would survive 20 October 2013. For me it felt as if the world would end on that day. I was agonizing about this day for  weeks before the day. When it arrived everything was normal. The world didn’t end. The sun rose. Life went on.

20 October 2013 was the one year anniversary of my D&C. I was 8 weeks pregnant but it as a blighted ovum. When we found out that we were going to have a baby it was very exciting and unexpected.

17 October 2012

I went to the doctor for my 8 week checkup. There is only an almost empty sack on the sonar. The Doctor tells me it might be a blighted ovum but I must come back on 20 October  at 7 Am and then if there is no heartbeat he would have to do a D&C.

18-19 October 2012

We pray a lot and I negotiated a lot with God. It was two of the most intense days of my life.

20 October 2012

7 AM the doctor says that it is definitely a blighted ovum and he needs to do a D&C.   I was crying so much as they took me into theater that I had to hold my breath just to get anesthesia.

This event in my life taught me so much. Firstly it opened my eyes to women all around me that have experienced miscarriage and how it effects their daily lives. I was never even aware of this “world”. When I share my story a lot of women replies that it has happened to them too. Some have recovered and some haven’t. This have created a lot of ministry opportunities for me to share the love of Jesus. When I was at University we had long debates about when life starts etc. Today I know that it starts from the first seconds.

On this day 20 October 2014 I feel better than 20 October 2013. I still feel sad when I think about the baby that was never born. The one that I never knew but I know that he or she is safe with Jesus.  At least I don’t think the world is going to end because of this anymore. But I do remember the events sometimes at the weirdest of times like for example when I had to have the operation on my arm I remembered those moments when I went into theater that moment so vividly that I started crying. That was the last flashback I had of this events.

I see it now as a blessing because I could take care of a baby for a few weeks. I also see it as a blessing because I can have more empathy with the women around me.

Thanks for reading this. I needed to record this event in my life.

Stay blessed!

 

 

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31 Blessings