Day 5: My Grandma was a blessing

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She was a strong woman that believed in Jesus above all. Ouma was always calm and collected and her Bible was never far from her. It was a real blessing to know my Gran  and I’ve written about her elsewhere in this blog. She had a great sense of humor but was firm as well. I have many fond memories of her.

In her old age she had a lot of pain but she never really complained.

When we where small she used to make us “gaatjiebrood” (directly translated it is hole bread) she would take an egg and bake it sunny side up and place it on a piece of bread. She would then make a hole(the size of the yolk) in another slice of bread (usually with a lid of a milk bottle). She would then place it on the egg so that the yellow shows. And there you have it: Gaatjiebrood. This was a real specialty for us grandchildren.

I miss her dearly but I know that she is safe with Jesus.

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5 of Ouma’s 8 grandchildren
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The famous five again at Ilandi’s wedding

 

 

 

 

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This post is part of the 31 days of 5 minute free writes challenge.

Day 1: It is my wedding anniversary today and I am blessed to be married.

Day 2: I am blessed with an AMAZING family.

Day 3: My mom is a blessing.

Day 4: My sister is a blessing (sometimes in disguise lol)

Day 5: My grandma was a blessing

Day 6: My brother and his wife is a blessing

Day 7: Our dogs are a blessing

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Day 4: My sister is a blessing

I love my sister very much. I’ve written about her previously.

We can be best friends at times but we can also be best enemies. Luckily it is only for a while and before you know it we are friends again. I am truly blessed and thankful for a sister like her.

Here are some quotes that I’ve collected about sisterhood.

 

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A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. ~Marion C. Garretty
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You can kid the world. But not your sister. ~Charlotte Gray
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If you don’t understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child. ~Linda Sunshine
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Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister. ~Alice Walker
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Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there. ~Amy Li

 

 

 

 

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This post is part of the 31 days of 5 minute free writes challenge.

Day 1: It is my wedding anniversary today and I am blessed to be married.

Day 2: I am blessed with an AMAZING family.

Day 3: My mom is a blessing.

Day 4: My sister is a blessing (sometimes in disguise lol)

Day 5: My grandma was a blessing

Day 6: My brother and his wife is a blessing

Day 7: Our dogs are a blessing

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Day 3: My mom is a blessing

ma karin amdnaMy mom is a strong woman. She has a beautiful rose garden and she is very very wise. My mom is the kindest person I know and she always listens. My mom taught us right and wrong and she taught us how to forgive. Most of all she taught us about Jesus and the Bible.

My mom always has our best interest at heart. I am grateful to have a mom like mine because there isn’t a better mom on earth.

Life gave her a few hard knocks but she always held on to Jesus and she always found a way to give her best to us.

I love my mom so much and I wish that I can be a woman like her. Steadfast in her Faith and in her beliefs. Firm, strong and kind.

Love you Mom! ma amanda

 

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This post is part of the 31 days of 5 minute free writes challenge.

Day 1: It is my wedding anniversary today and I am blessed to be married.

Day 2: I am blessed with an AMAZING family.

Day 3: My mom is a blessing.

Day 4: My sister is a blessing (sometimes in disguise lol)

Day 5: My grandma was a blessing

Day 6: My brother and his wife is a blessing

Day 7: Our dogs are a blessing

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Day 2: I am blessed with an AMAZING family.

I am blessed with a loving, caring family. My family is different. My family sometimes have strange ideas. I mean my whole family are not even living on the same continent. Everyone in my family wasn’t even born on the same continent.

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My extended family on my mothers side.

 

Do we always agree? No

Do we all have the same ideas? No

Do we love each other always? Yes.

 

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I am the eldest of three children. I have a brother and a sister.

We have been through many ups and downs but at least we had each other through it all. I am truly blessed with a family like mine and wouldn’t swop them for the world!

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Lindsay, Amanda, Mom, Hawie, Pieter and Karin

 

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For more posts in this series please click here

This post is part of the 31 days of 5 minute free writes challenge.

Day 1: It is my wedding anniversary today and I am blessed to be married.

Day 2: I am blessed with an AMAZING family.

Day 3: My mom is a blessing.

Day 4: My sister is a blessing (sometimes in disguise lol)

Day 5: My grandma was a blessing

Day 6: My brother and his wife is a blessing

Day 7: Our dogs are a blessing

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31 Days of Blessings

31 Blessings 1 October is finally here! It is our 3 year wedding anniversary and the first blessing that I want to share with you. I am married to an amazing man. We are from different backgrounds and from different parts of the country. (sometimes it feels like we’re from different planets.) But the important thing is that we love Jesus and we love each other. I can’t think what my life would be like without him.

Unfortunately his job entails that he needs to travel a lot but on the positive side I am thankful that he has a job. I miss him a lot when he is on the road. This week is one of those weeks that he is away from home- he is coming home on Friday I can’t wait!

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This post is part of the 31 days of 5 minute free writes challenge.

Day 1: It is my wedding anniversary today and I am blessed to be married.

Day 2: I am blessed with an AMAZING family.

Day 3: My mom is a blessing.

Day 4: My sister is a blessing (sometimes in disguise lol)

Day 5: My grandma was a blessing

Day 6: My brother and his wife is a blessing

Day 7: Our dogs are a blessing

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31 Days of blessings

I am excited to announce that in October I will be taking part in the 31 days of 5 minute free writes. My theme will be 31 Days of blessings. I really have so much to be thankful for!

Day 1: It is my wedding anniversary today and I am blessed to be married.

Day 2: I am blessed with an AMAZING family.

Day 3: My mom is a blessing.

Day 4: My sister is a blessing (sometimes in disguise lol)

Day 5: My grandma was a blessing

Day 6: My brother and his wife is a blessing

Day 7: Our Dogs are a blessing

Day 8: I am blessed by music

Day 9: I am blessed by music (2)

Day 10: I am blessed to have a testimony.

Day 11: Jesus gave His life for you.

Day 12: No matter what happens He will make something good out of it.

Day 13:Jesus never stops loving you.

Day 14: Jesus wants what is best for you.

Day 15: You are able to overcome anything through His guidance and your belief in Him.

Day 16:There is always a rainbow somewhere. Just look for it.

Day 17: Prayer is a blessing

Day 18: God can use you no matter how broken you are.

Day 19: God gave you a talent as a blessing.

Day 20:He allows things to happen to you in order for you to help others.

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