Monday, July 23, 2012

My adopted mum!

Recently (last week) the mum that I adopted got news that she has cancer. This blog (and poem) is dedicated to her. With all my love. Xox

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My adopted mum!

A legend, a special gift from God.
A mum that's what you are.
I met you when I was just fourteen,
And you were always smiling like a star.

A prayer warrior at heart,
Never have you judged me.
Spoke words of wisdom
And always loved me.

You brought me gifts.
Helped me grow into who I am.
Made plans with me
And became a close friend

My husband loves you even more!
Words cannot express.
The feelings we have inside of us,
Having you makes us blessed.

Don't worry mum,
You won't be alone.
I'll be there to hold your hand
And listening for my phone

Come on kick that cancers butt!
I cant bare the thought of losing you.
More of your hopes and dreams are waiting.
I love you more than handbags & shoes.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Family Outings

Our girls, well at least one of them is big enough now to enjoy a family outing. So we've been making a few especially because we just finished school holidays here in Victoria. Our most recent trip was the Melbourne Aquarium.

It is lovely seeing the look on a little one's face when they experience something new. The expression is in awe and wonder. I love it. It's so priceless. Dear daughter one (dd1) had a moment like this when we went through a tunnel that was surrounded by, even overhead by the big tanks. Stingray, shark and big fish were swimming around and over her. Her comment at 17 months old, "wow!"

While there I enjoyed breast feeding dd2 sitting beside and watching a large coral and tropical fish tank. It was so beautiful and there were so many colours. It reminded me how creative and beautiful God is. He is magnificent.

We should be like dd1, in awe and wonder of Him. Everything God has done should never cease to amaze us. Praise Him!

And thank him for family time!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Proverbs 22:6

"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it." Amen!

And what a beautiful picture :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Accountability

I need to be more accountable to the Word of God. Since becoming a full time mummy I find it alot more difficult to sit and really read or immerse myself in the scriptures.

I used to and of course I loved it! I still have that burning desire. Just thinking about the precious jewels of revelation and the quiet words spoken between me & my Saviour makes my heart excited. So my problem is not the need and attitude so much as it is making the time to sit and read. It needs to be more of a priority.

I'm not sure how I'm going to do it yet. But I'm using this platform to encourage and motivate myself to get back to it. No excuses!!

“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”” Matthew 4:4 NIV

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mummy Chatter

Over the last month or two, I have been meeting the most amazing and beautiful mums in parents rooms. As I go about my day at the shops there is always at least one stop into a parents room. Now I'm a chatter so I always like to say hi especially if there is a newborn bub in there. I like to say hi and congratulations and then tell them they look like they're doing a wonderful job. Other times I talk about the difficulty of changing a toddlers nappy or I ask a multicultural mum what languages their child knows. See I'm a chatter!

You know what ive discovered? Mums in parents rooms (But not limited to parent rooms. Lol.) are lovely, intelligent and caring women. We might be wearing old track pants with baby slobber or we might be dressed up, hair done and a sweet smelling aroma but when you get down to it, we are all mums doing our personl best.

I'd like to say a special thank you to two mums I've met over the last month. I don't know your names and at this stage I don't believe you follow my blog but thank you! :)

The first: an Asian mum with two young children; a little boy and girl. I met you at Knox shopping centre on a day that was hardwork, long and tiring for me. I was trying to breast feed my youngest while my toddler was trying to escape not only the toy area but also the entire parents room. Thank you for entertaining her while I fed and changed y baby. You were a sweetheart and I appreciated your time.

The second: an older Christian mum I met just last week, also at Knox. You have three kids but just one toddler with you on the day. We got talking and you informed me of a program called MOPS. I'd never heard of it and it sounded great. Just what I need. You then went on to encourage me and tell me that I was doing a great job as a mum. Thank you so much. I felt very blessed. I believe our encounter was a God-thing.

So I'd like to encourage you to be a mummy chatter when you enter a parents room. You never know what will happen.

P.S. all mummy's have something in common so it's easy to find something to chat about

A Special Occasion

Hubby and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary. And beforehand it got me thinking about what we would do to celebrate. I love special occasions! But especially our anniversary. I love it because I get to remember the past, celebrate the present and dream about the future with my favourite person.

How should we celebrate? So many things to choose: an overnight stay, food, gifts, flowers, what to wear and what to do with our special alone time.

I thought. I googled. I called. And I was done, all organised. I was very excited and prepared for some great, well deserved special occasion alone time.

Haha. So I thought. Unfortunately I got sick and dear daughter one (the oldest) was also. So we un-arranged. Cancelled our plans. Then dear hubby took us all out for a family lunch and brought us home with the ingredients for soup and homemade pizza while we watched tv. That was all we could manage.

But we still enjoyed ourselves and are planning on our big alone time celebrations in a couple of weeks when everyone is better.

Happy Anniversary to us!! Love u babe. Xox

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Taking a break

I don't know what to do with myself!

I'm sick and tired but can't sleep. Everyone is doing there own thing at the moment and I'm just... Doing nothing. That doesn't happen to me anymore. I'm always doing something. I can assure you there are plenty of things to do. My housework is in abundance.

I might try taking some more medicine and getting some food.

But I must say it feels weird and almost uncomfortable doing nothing.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

When a mummy's sick


When a mummy's sick she doesn't get to rest. She does...

...The laundry
And loads the dishwasher
And nurses babies
And feeds children
And cooks dinner
And cleans the mess
And wipes children's noses
And gives hugs
And plays
And reads stories
And changes nappies
And puts bubba's down for a rest
And after that's all been done for today, she thinks about tomorrow!