Smile through the pain because after even the harshest of storms comes the rainbow

          I am torn, my heart shattered at once again saying Goodbye, standing on the patio watching the dark thunder clouds as the lightning lights up the sky, as I look down I watch as a tear leaves my cheek and splatters on the reddish brick paving, sparkling on the ground.  […]

A broken heart is a heart lucky enough to have felt pure love – Richly blessed with the burning pain of living 16000 kilometers away from my brother “Beans” <3

I was 5 years old when my little brother was due to join the family.  My mom was pregnant, and I could not wait for the baby.  I was incredibly excited, as was everyone else in the family.  My brother was a surprise.  In Afrikaans there is an expression “laat lamijie”, directly translated means late lamb, however it doesn’t […]

Observe your pain, do not own it. Find the blessing within the pain and own the blessing

Pain – everyone experiences pain, it is part of life.  I have experienced pain on several occasions. I sat on the hospital bed, beside my Granny years back watching her cry and I was overcome by absolute despair at her words to me: “Lisa I cannot live with the heartache of having lost my beloved Gary, no […]