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The Light of the World

This year Oscar has been mesmerised by our Christmas tree lights. He can stand there for ages just looking at them. There is something festive, joyful and peaceful about a tree sparkling at night. For me it's my christmas candle that is bringing joy with it's glimmering light and pine scent. Jesus came to be… Continue reading The Light of the World

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Seaglass

An enthusiastic Sunday walk, one with the intention of an adventure had us clambering over rocks to travel from one bay to the next. Oscar found himself a sturdy stick and we were away, exploring and collecting shells and seaglass on our way. Then the unthinkable happened. My husband lost his footing and fell 4… Continue reading Seaglass

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Emergency Confetti

My 8-year-old kid in the car today: "Do you want me to throw the confetti in my pocket?" Me: 'No, not in the car! Why do you have confetti in your pocket?" My Kid: "It's my emergency confetti, I carry it everywhere in case there's good news." Unknown Here today in Auckland, New Zealand, it… Continue reading Emergency Confetti

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Grace, grace, grace!

We’ve been in a season of transition. This week I begin a new job. Oscar starts school. (That simple sentence itself belies the work, preparation, anxious moments and the jitters to get to this point!) These milestones for both Oscar and I are momentous to say the least. A lot of focus, assessments, meetings and… Continue reading Grace, grace, grace!

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Broken Hallelujahs

Pain and joy. It's an odd combination. And one would assume that they are mutually exclusive from each other. To have pain doesn’t mean joy can’t be present. To have joy doesn’t mean you are without suffering. It's a paradox and part of the contradiction of life. Both pain and joy have their rightful places… Continue reading Broken Hallelujahs

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It’s the little things

It was a fleeting thought. Away from home, I remembered many years ago seeing the perfect little mushroom in our garden. Red with little one dots. Looking like it was from a Fairy Tale. I had never seen one since though I would love to. On returning back home, to my delight I discovered my… Continue reading It’s the little things

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The Queen’s Message

“Every year we herald the coming of Christmas by turning on the lights. And light does more than create a festive mood —light brings hope... The Bible tells how a star appeared in the sky, its light guiding the shepherds and wise men to the scene of Jesus’s birth. Let the light of Christmas —… Continue reading The Queen’s Message

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The Junk Drawer

Mine is in my kitchen. It's the "all purpose" drawer. It started off neatly and purposefully. A place to store batteries, glue sticks, small change and envelopes. It's morphed though to much more, but must less useful. I rummage through random cables, empty sticking plaster boxes (thanks boys!) and just junk to find what I… Continue reading The Junk Drawer

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Keep Calm

There are very few times that I leave Oscar's therapy sessions without feeling positive about the future. The last speech therapy session though had me leave shoulders slumped. The session itself was great, Oscar obliging in the tasks set for him. It was the comment as we look ahead to Oscar starting school that there… Continue reading Keep Calm