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 […]

Lulu does her 20 year school reunion – smiles, laughs and memories

Shhhh, don’t tell anyone but I matriculated 20 years ago.  When I turned 38 this October, I told my dad with lots of giggles that I am 38, less the 20 years that I have been out of school which makes me 18.  His response was: “I hope you don’t balance the books like that!”  All jokes aside, […]

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 […]

Don’t let your age define you – Remove “too old” from your vocabulary

I had eagerly awaited meeting Florence, she is an angelic, elegant, absolutely captivating mom, granny and great granny. She will be turning a phenomenal 102 years old this October. Florence has an extraordinary presence, who touches the hearts of those lucky enough to meet her. She was described to me by a close friend who […]