Staying connected

The last month has passed by in a blur. We’ve been living with a little boy and a new born in our house. The Lion has handled the change and additional family member like a champ even with a few hiccups but life at home has been busy and found David and I living in survival mode with the lack of sleep we’ve been having. One evening, I think it was evening David asked me how my love tank was doing. This question got me thinking about how we’ve been staying connected as a couple since our Baby Tiger joined […]

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Where was I placing my trust

Last month was pregnancy loss awareness month. Last month I gave birth to a perfect little boy after having a miscarriage the year before. Pregnancy after loss is not easy, it can be filled with anxiety and fear. It can be filled with second guessing every cramp you fee, well actually I spent second guessing every symptom that there could be something wrong, when it’s actually a normal pregnancy thing. Thankfully my husband, David is very logical and would always tell me to wait it out and see what happened before phoning my doctor to ask her about it. I […]

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A year ago things were so different

Just before or after my birthday I like to reflect on the year that has just passed. If I were to sum up the last year I would definitely say it’s been a good year – a year of Gods goodness and seeing God’s victory in our lives. A year ago the lion was not sleeping which meant we were also not sleeping. It had gotten to the point where our pediatrician had offered to give us a sedative to break any bad sleeping habits. The lion had water behind his ear, which we treated first and it helped BUT […]

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Joy in the waiting

The best piece of advice I’ve ever received when it comes to waiting, especially when it comes to having joy while you’re waiting is to not put your life on hold while you wait. After I heard this I realised that without intending to I occasionally do this. I put my life on hold while I am waiting for Gods promise to come to flourish. I also do find that I do this when I’m waiting for a plan I’ve made to come to flourish in my life. I don’t intend for this to happen or even think I’m doing […]

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Everyone needs a tribe

Urban dictionary defines tribe as “a group of friends that would do anything for each other, at just about any time. Friends that have been together for a decade or a day, but are loyal, loving, honest, and fun-loving. The Tribe consists of people that you expect to grow old together with, and by sharing amazing experiences, these are people on whom you will collect all the best dirt on throughout your life. “ I love this definition because it is so true about the amazing group of people I do life with. Over the past two years as a new mom I have really […]

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Honour

I feel like honour is something I never seem to get right in my marriage. I know when I’m being stubborn, strong willed, or just want my way God gently reminds me that I need to submit to David and honour what he is saying. A couple of months ago I knew I was right about something and I wanted to prove it. David asked me to wait a little bit before I ran off and did my own thing. After some negotiation I kind of got my own way and got to do what I wanted without waiting. A […]

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…and then we stopped with the milk.

Last week I weaned Noah – it was a combination of weaning by choice and weaning “because I really had to”. I have been saying for a few months now that I wanted to wean him and I would kind of start but I always gave into him when he asked/demanded milk from me. In summary I’ve been weaning him since May but very unsuccessfully and with the thought of “he’ll self wean eventually”. This all changed last week when I got flu and then ended up with mastitis in both breasts. I can honestly say I have never felt […]

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I see you momma

This past week has been a rough week – well the past month has been rough but I think this past week took the cake. The baby lion had a mad fever, (mad as in 39.9 degrees). This meant that no one was sleeping, which wasn’t anything different than our new normal. We transitioned him from the cot to the “big boy bed”. This meant he could climb out of bed, run into our room and call out “MOMMY” at random intervals during the night. We decided on the 1000 walks approach for sleep training him and keeping him in […]

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Rest

Last night I was reading about the Sabbath regulation in Exodus chapter 35. After I read the few verses on Sabbath, I decided to sit and think about Sabbath and what it means to me. God rested on the seventh day when he created the world and so should we. One of the commandments is that we should keep the Sabbath holy. I think this is more than just going to church on Sunday. After reading this article on the Desiring God website I think Sunday, or the day you take as your Sabbath should be set aside for God, […]

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It’s not our fault

When our 17-month-old son pulled a cup of boiling hot tea over his head it was not our fault, it was an accident. I had to remind myself of this at least 100 times last week. I think it’s safe to say one of my worst nightmares came true last week Tuesday evening. Noah was standing next to me at the dining room table and the next minute he was in the kitchen pulling a cup off the counter. David had just poured boiling water into the cup for tea. My heart stopped as I saw our baby lion holding […]

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