I didn't know it was World Mental Health Day until this morning. This last week my Mental health has struggled, it's felt like a hard week. On Tuesday I started an online group 5 wk course for PTSD. On Friday it was 2 years since we lost Baby J to a miscarriage. The nanny has... Continue Reading →
I woke up today feeling super grateful!
Earlier this year, it was 10 years since I became a Christian. In a few months it will be 11 years since I first went to church as an adult. Notice how the two things didn't happen at the same time, simply going to church doesn't make you a Christian but that's a story for... Continue Reading →
Birthday Reflections p4 – Set Free
The final part of my birthday reflections blog series - My 30's. These have been different. I have spent the last 10 years becoming the person God created me to be. Living with hope, love and forgiveness. The forgiveness that I craved & needed, and for which I am truly grateful for. It is a life you can have too.
It’s a Good Friday to have a Birthday!
It's my birthday and I'm grateful! But today is Good Friday, so it's about so much more than just my birthday.
Birthday reflections p3 – Forgiveness
My 20's were probably my hardest season. I went through so much pain, much of which came from my own decisions. But it was also the season that led me into the new, into the light, into hope, into love.
Birthday Week Part 2 – Living those teenage years
As my birthday week progresses, I am reflecting on my teenage life. How hard it was being a teenage mum, and why I threw myself so hard into partying.
It’s my birthday week & I’m reflecting on life. The first 10 years, went something like this…
It's my birthday week, a time of reflection. Looking back over the last 40 plus years, I thought I would share a little bit of what those years looked like for me. Those years provided the foundation for much of what I have experienced, both good and bad. Here I share a little about the first 10 years.
Catching the dreaded “C” means I’ve had to isolate away from my baby
We've lived with this dreaded thing hanging over our lives for so long now and for so many of us, life is beginning to resume some normality. And for us it is in some ways but in others, our life isn't nomral anyway. My son, Azariah, is still a vulnerable baby while he waits for... Continue Reading →
Planning a holiday with CHD ain’t that simple
Are you planning a holiday for your family? We have been thinking about it but after advice from our Cardiac Liason Nurse, we realise taking an overseas holiday at this time just isn't that simple. Living with a Congenital Heart Defect really does mean there is a lot more to consider & some things may have to be sacrificed for now.
Heart Month: Diagnosis day – the day we became CHD parent’s
February is Heart Month, a time to raise awareness of all things heart. Our journey started the day we became CHD parent's, which was the day we got his diagnosis. My faith had been rocked after having a miscarriage and now it was being tested again.