Monday, December 30, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Yesterday was the funeral of one of my girls' mom who passed away from a stroke at 46. She leaves behind a daughter of 17 and a son of 13. It just breaks my heart that children have to grow up without their mother. I taught the mom when she was at school, so it is doubly sad for me. She was one of the most creative people I have ever had the pleasure to teach.
You ask why the anger? It has nothing to do with the funeral or the passing of an incredible lady. One of my friends from school asked to travel to the funeral with me and when I asked the normal 'How are you?' , expecting to get the normal 'I am fine', she broke down and wept, like I have never seen her weep. It took her a few minutes to recover enough to share her story with me.
This friend, an incredibly kind and caring lady, was childless for many years when she heard about a newborn baby who was found in a black bag in a garbage can. This was 19 years ago. She and her husband opened their home and their hearts to this precious gift from God and raised an incredible young woman.
She grew up knowing she was adopted, but was never told the circumstances of how she was found because my friend felt that she did not want her to feel that she was worthless and that her birthmother did not care about her.
This year she went to University and shared a room with a girl from the East Rand, who obviously told her parents and family about her lovely room mate after which the aunt, a social worker started asking all sorts of questions. What is her mother's name? Where do they stay? etc. Only to exclaim 'Oh! I am sure that is the girl I found in a garbage can all those years ago!"
The room mate went back to University after the holidays, asked the girl whether her mom is her biological daughter and when she said no, she proceeded to tell the whole story, not only to the girl, but to everybody that wanted to hear.
To make a long story short, the girl ended up in a hospital for three weeks after a break down and was completely suicidal! Mom is distraught and can not stop crying. I ask you all to keep them in your prayers and to make this girl realize that mom kept that from her out of love and not because she wanted to harm her in any way.
I am so angry at the social worker who discussed this with her family. Is there no code that prevents them from talking about the cases they deal with?????
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
OK Here's to holding both thumbs and both big toes and my breath while I wait to hear.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Have a great week and remember to visit Julia to join in the fun of seeing some really awesome desks.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I have been colouring up a storm and wanted to show you a photo, but the blasted phone won't let me. The teenage DD is on her way, so I hope to have a photo on here soon.
Have a great week and remember to visitJulia if you want to see some actual pictures of inspiring desks
Thursday, August 1, 2013
I asked for the Queen image to colour, because she reminds me so much of my mother, not the 'off with her head' part but the way she looks and the obvious regal attitude as if to say, 'now try me, and we will see what happens' LOL It is also the absolute ideal image for a friends birthday tomorrow.
I have wanted to make a zig zag card for ages and this was just what the queen ordered! Over the top and very fancy. This is the front of the card, sporting trees cut with my Silhouette, a watch from a gear and some lady bugs.
release! I am rushing off there right now to get mine.
Have a great day everybody, its school holidays soon and then I will be back with photo's and news from DD's trip to Barcalona for the FINA World Championships.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
One of the girls in my homeroom class was fetched from school on Thursday last week to be with her mom while they switched off the life support. She had been suffering from brain cancer for a very long time.
That caused mass crying in the grade 11 group and we spent a good hour or two in the chapel, just praying for her and her family and counselling the rest of the girls. That funeral is today at 11h00, so please remember Megan and the rest of my girls in your prayers.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Have a great week everybody, hope to see you all this week at WOYWW
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Personal rambling to follow, stop reading if you only came to see the desk.
My youngest DD is a waterpolo player and has been playing goalie for about 13 years. She has been considered to be one of the best goalies this country has ever seen by many, but because of many reasons (mainly political), she has never been chosen for the senior National side -in spite of being the goalie of the tournament' at Nationals consistantly for the last 11 years! I am so very proud of her for not giving up and for working harder than ever this year.
She finally got the nod from the selectors and will be going to World Championships in July this year. The only problem is that Swim South Africa has just lost their sponsorship and she will have to pay her own way. She has launched a fundraising campaign on indiegogo and I am asking everybody I know to please donate 1 dollar to her and to share this link with as mant people as you know. Please help me make my special girl's drems come true. Go here to read about the campaign and please share on Facebook and everywhere else you can, you can also follow her journey on Twitter @waterBOKKIE1
Have a great week everybody, see you soon.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A warm welcome to my new followers and thank you all for your kind comments. I think I made it about half way through the list last week, I am going to try to make it through the whole list this week.
Have a great and arty week everybody!
Monday, April 29, 2013
Cardstock is Bazzil, dp is the last piece I had from a paperstack (I think by DCW) and some Prima cut up for the banner, Washi tape, twine, flowers and ribbon from my stash. I cut the title, decorative border and photo frame with my new best friend, my Silhouette Cameo.
Have a great day everybody, I am going to be very busy today running errands for DH, but I am hoping to make another dent in that pile of photo's on my desk.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
No worries, I will just pick up and spill over to the lolunge, there is still lots of space on the couch. As you can see, I had to move to put all the cards I made into baggies. Those of you that have very sharp eyes will spot my new Gina K StampTV kit that arrived yesterday on my desk as well as some lovely new goodies I discovered in my basket when I went to buy small baggies for the smaller cards I made. Nasty habit these things have of jumping into the basket when no one is looking.
Julia, our leader at WOYWW was one of many fooled by the picture I put on Facebook of my 'new' grandchild. She looks so real, it is actually quite freaky. I also found the softest fabric in the local store and just had to have it, I made blankies for all my grandies and apparently they all love theirs and Liam even took his to school this morning..1 Sorry, no pics, they were claimed as soon as the sewing machine stopped working. LOL
Hope you all have a wonderful productive week, I am climbing back in bed with my coffee and my book right now.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Have a great week everybody, I am off to play and I promise solemly that I will visit this week, because I am on holiday, so I have time.