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In writing this post I want you to know that the points below are my goals not my arrived state. I am not perfect in any on these things but I pray that God will help me on my journey.


A life well lived is what I want to be remembered for. Not a life well lived for myself, but a life well lived for God and others.

I want to be remembered as a wife who honoured her husband. A wife who cared for his needs and loved him with all her heart. I want to be remembered as a submissive wife, one who put her husbands needs before her own.

Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things

I want to be remembered as a women who loved her children, but more than that I want to be remembered as a women who trained her children in the ways of the Lord.

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.

I want to be remembered for my love for others and my care for those in need. I want my children to remember and follow in that care.

Hebrews 13:16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

I want to be remembered for my ability to love my enemies and my willingness to pray for those who don’t like me or don’t like my ways.

Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

I want to be remembered as a women who walked worthy of the Lord, pleasing Him both in my work and my knowledge.

Colossians 1:10  that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

I want to be remembered as a women who was anxious for nothing, we knew that God was taking care of her and her family.

Matthew 6:25-34 Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. …

But most of all I want to be remembered as a women after God’s own heart.

1 Peter 3:8-12 Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.  For “He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit.  Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

So when I die, please remember me, not for the great meals that I cooked or the blog posts that I wrote, these are all a part of who I was but, please remember me as a woman after God’s own heart, with her eyes on her Heavenly prize.

Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.


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If you have been around this blog you will know that we have two older children and two younger children.


It has been a wonderful blessing to have the little two who are now 10 and 7 years old.  We also have a married daughter who is 25 and a son who is 20.

It is wonderful to see how these children have grown from infants to adults. Our relationships have changed as well.

With our older daughter and her husband we are good friends and have a great time together. We discuss all types of things and we just love getting together with them and laughing and having fun.

Our oldest son now 20, is a wonderful young man. He is caring and loving and very giving. He can be infuriating at times, but he can also be a lot of fun. Our relationship has changed as well and we are all good friends but we are still his parents and his guidance counsellors while he stills lives at home.

Now our son is and moving forward to leading his own life, he has plans to marry and start a family of his own one day and I feel it is only just around the corner (he doesn’t have anyone to marry yet, just plans and ideas).

What will it be like when he goes. If I think too much on that one I must admit tears come.

Now please don’t get me wrong, we would never hold any of our children back.

When our daughter got married we struggled, not with her marriage but after she left, we missed her.

My husband was told by an acquaintance that if it was so hard for us when our children left then we had put too much effort, too much heart  into the relationship, or we had too much skin in it.

In thinking about that it makes me wonder how you couldn’t have that type of relationship with your children. To love them and care for them for 20 odd years, to develop your relationship without them becoming entangled into our emotions, how would you do that?

How can you raise your children, have a family with out them weaving themselves into your hearts. It is the tapestry of family life, where you all live together, work together, learn together.

I would rather be devastated when our children leave home than to not have a relationship with them at all. To not feel the love.

Understand this as well, my husband feels the loss just as much as me, we both struggle with this.

So as we watch our oldest son grow and prepare to step out on his own one day we prepare our hearts, somehow,  to handle not having him at home all the time.

We pray for his  future wife (whoever that may be) and we pray that God will guide him along life’s journey.

We do know one thing though and it is because of the relationship we have with him, the ties that bind us together as family, that he will always be our son and we will always be there for him, no matter what, and that goes for all our children.

Psalm 127:3  Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.



What a wonderful time it is when family come together, when they haven’t seen each other for a while hugs and words just flow.

As I have said before our oldest daughter and her family have been travelling around eastern and the middle of Australia for about 7 weeks now. Although we only see them once a month or so, they just seemed so far away.

When we finally managed to get together (sicknesses over) we had a wonderful time.  We are so blessed that all of our children get on so well from the youngest to the oldest.

We sat and we talked, we ate and we talked, we ate again and we talked, it was wonderful.

Our younger two children aged 9 and 7 just adore their big sister and her husband and our oldest son aged 19 and our son-in-law are the best of friends.

Here is a photo of them playing UNO at the kitchen table. Don’t they look so happy together!!!

DSC_0927[1]The young man on the right is our son-in-law with their eldest daughter.DSC_0926[1]

Here is what they are really like, stirring each other up, poking and prodding and often bickering.  They can drive me crazy, but it is a good crazy.  But you know – they would do anything for each other and they just love each other.

Don’t ever worry about age differences with your children, if your oldest is grown up and you still have children under 10.  Take it from us it is a blessing and they can get on together.

Here is Granddad with our youngest granddaughter keeping out of things and enjoying her company.DSC_0924[1]

I must admit I am really enjoying the relationship I have with our adult daughter. We have such wonderful discussions from child raising to blogging. So while the men our outside we are inside talking and we never run out of things to say.

I am working on having that relationship with our younger daughter too, but that is still a work in progress as she grows up and it will change as she matures.

When our daughters family leave it is sad and we miss them, but the quiet returns (somewhat) and we become reflective on all our Lord has blessed us with – our family, our home, our land and each other.

Psalm 127:3  Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.  Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth.  Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.


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Has God convicted you on certain things in your life – certain things that He wants just you to do???

He has convicted us to homeschool our children, he led us to it and is definitely leading and guiding us as we carry this out.

Now we would say that all Christian families should homeschool, we see this as a biblical commandment, but it is not our job to tell or judge others for what they do or how they live.

Matthew 7:1-2 Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgement you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

When we read the scriptures certain things can just jump out at you and scream, do this, this is what God wants for you.

Has God told you to follow the laws of the old testament? Has he led you to not eat pork or prawns?  Has He led you to wear head coverings or to worship on Saturday not Sunday?

That’s great if He has, but do you put your convictions onto others.

What if someone invited you for a meal and didn’t realise that you didn’t eat pork.  Would you make a fuss about it and refuse to eat the meal served to you? Or would you graciously accept the food placed in front of you.

My point is whatever God has convicted us of is our conviction.  It isn’t our conviction to put onto others.  It isn’t our job to judge and tell others how to live.

God touches each of us in different ways and we should accept these differences and allow others to live the way God wants them too.

We have close friends who don’t eat certain things and worship on a Saturday and I have been blessed about how they live these convictions and how they quietly go about their lives, honouring Gods plans for them.  Just being around them teaches me so much.

Eating pork or not eating pork isn’t a salvation issue.

Homeschooling or not homeschooling isn’t a salvation issue.

Wearing headcoverings or not isn’t a salvation issue.

Believing in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and being in a personal relationship with Him is a salvation issue.

1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.




I get so frustrated;

I get so mad;

I get so impatient;

I get so task orientated;

I forget that repetition helps learning;

I forget that consistency guides;

I forget that these children are only ours whilst on earth, a gift from God;

I forget to turn to the Lord during all of the above…


help me be patient;

help me to forget the task and remember the child;

help me to be generously repetitious with words and actions;

help me to be consistent;

help me to always remember the gift of our children – given by You;

help me to always remember to turn to You and seek Your face daily.

help me always to love above everything else.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.



I have a pretty wonderful, handsome husband, one of the best. He takes his role as husband and father and now grandfather very seriously, actually he takes all his roles in life like that.

My main man
He endeavours to carry out his duties, his work to the best of his abilities. He wants his children to develop the same characteristics, he wants them to develop diligence and conscientiousness.  He definitely shows them these character qualities.

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At the moment he is an elder in our church, and at the moment there are some issues that have arisen.  It is now 11pm and he is out mowing the lawn (mower has lights) thinking and talking to God about these issues.  He has been known to take long midnight walks doing the same thing.

Maybe he has church issues or family issues or money issues on his mind.  It seems a good way for him to find some solitude to sort things out with God.

He is also great with the children and is a joker as well, he loves to stir them up and make them laugh.  He enjoys tickling them and watching them love it.


He listens to me and he has always cared for me.  When I have gone to hospital to have our children (all by caesarean section) he has always been by my side.  He has never left me in the lurch and he stands by me.

He puts up with my moods and my grumps and he tells me he understands but then he gently tells me I need to get over it.

He is just great and I love him and I am so thankful that God has put us together, that he gave me my soul mate at only age 20.  We have had the past 26 years together and it only gets better.  I love him more and more each day and can’t imagine a life without him.

Now so you don’t think that we are all perfect – my husband is just great, but he is not perfect, he has his moments just like I do.

My advice to young women looking for the perfect man – just stop, there is no such thing.  Look for a Godly man who loves his mother and cares for his family and puts Gods first in his life and you’ve found the right one.  Don’t get married and try and change him accept him as he is and help him be the best and greatest he can be. That’s what being a helpmeet is all about.


This song says it all about my relationship with my husband…

Kenny Rogers – Through the Years

I can’t remember when you weren’t there
When I didn’t care for anyone but you
I swear we’ve been through everything there is
Can’t imagine anything we’ve missed
Can’t imagine anything the two of us can’t do
Through the years
You’ve never let me down
You turned my life around
The sweetest days I’ve found
I’ve found with you
Through the years
I’ve never been afraid
I’ve loved the life we’ve made
And I’m so glad I’ve stayed
Right here with you
Through the years
I can’t remember what I used to do
Who I trusted whom, I listened to before
I swear you’ve taught me everything I know
Can’t imagine needing someone so
But through the years it seems to me
I need you more and more
Through the years
Through all the good and bad
I knew how much we had
I’ve always been so glad
To be with you
Through the years
It’s better everyday
You’ve kissed my tears away
As long as it’s okay
I’ll stay with you
Through the yearsThrough the years
When everything went wrong
Together we were strong
I know that I belonged
Right here with you
Through the years
I never had a doubt
We’d always work things out
I’ve learned what love’s about
By loving you
Through the yearsThrough the years
You’ve never let me down
You’ve turned my life around
The sweetest days I’ve found
I’ve found with you
Through the years
It’s better everyday
You’ve kissed my tears away
As long as it’s okay
I’ll stay with you
Through the years

Through The Years lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
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I can’t explain the feeling that I got when I first found out that I was going to be a Grandma.

It was pure joy!!!   But underneath the joy it didn’t feel quite real either.  Who would have thought that I’d be a Grandma at age 45.

We have been truly blessed to be Grandparents at such a young age. We get lots of comments about being too young (which is quite nice I must admit – especially on those days when you feel a bit old and tired).

There was also some feelings of regret.  Why, you ask????

I suppose they are just irrational feelings that come at the end of a stage in your life.

We had No 1 daughter eleven months after we were married and awaited with anticipation for No 2 child to come along.  But we waited and waited and after 5 1/2 years he appeared.  His birth was not what I would call a pleasant experience and it truly put me off.  It wasn’t his fault, just a culmination of stuff that happened.

Life continued on and we moved house and changed jobs and sent the children to school and then decided that we would homeschool.

Those same magazines and articles that encouraged us to homeschool were also talking about children being a blessing and a joy.  The truth hit us as we allowed God to take over the control of our reproduction.

It took 3 years for me to conceive No 2 daughter.  Whilst watching our other friends have baby after baby I sat there asking God why, when we were doing His will, why wasn’t He fulfilling our desires.  I understand His ways to be  perfect and we just needed to wait (although it wasn’t easy).

No 2 daughter arrived almost 10 years after No 2 son.  She was beautiful.  We then suffered a miscarriage 16 months later, there had been some issues right from the start of that pregnancy but we were believing God to heal.  Once again His ways are perfect and His plan is perfect (and once again it wasn’t easy).

No 2 son arrived 2 1/2 years later and once again he was beautiful.

It amazed me that when I was young I didn’t conceive and needed some help with fertility medication and here I was at age 40 starting to be fruitful.

Another 14 months after No 2 son was born I was pregnant again, wow this was great.  We were so excited that it was so easy to handle the “oh not another one” comments from family and friends. But sadly this child was meant only for Heaven and she passed away at 26 weeks gestation.  This was true pain.  Lord we are doing your will, what is going on.

Her birth and our hospital experience was wonderful.  I have never had such an experience, the staff and doctors were really amazing and because we had been to the same hospital two times before there was a comaraderie that I didn’t experience the first 2 times.  God really blessed us through this experience and once again His ways are perfect.

Since then we haven’t conceived again and I suppose we wait to see if it will happen again.  I am scared somewhat to become pregnant but God is in control.

So to see our daughter having babies is such a blessing.  To be able to hold their little bodies and get to know them is a joy.

When our oldest granddaughter saw me last time she raised her arms and trotted over with a big smile on her face.  That was just the best feeling (and makes me teary now just writing about it).  It doesn’t matter to me that she probably does that to all the people at church – she did it to me and I know that even at her young age she knows me to be her Grandma.

Life is surely complete.

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