I love that I am good at photography and hope to one day be great. I am blessed that Noid got me my own laptop, I am blessed with a mother in law who tries very hard to keep communication alive and flourishing and I will miss them when they move to the Swellendam soon.
I APPRECIATE the freedom of not having the time pressure of needing to sleep because I must get up for school and work. I am thankful that I have finished my turn of the school run, the lunch, PT clothes etc forgetting, the principal calling and I am VERY SLOWLY started to speak on the phone but I still find it SO difficult.
I am blessed to have been raised in a home of unconditional love where nothing was too much fuss, I continue to miss my Oupa Mike and my Ouma Chrissie, especially when I do something good, cause I wanna show them what I did! I am blessed that both my sisters are happily married. I am blessed to be getting to know my nephew and nieces. I am blessed to have overcome my fear of cats and I love Cayte, Gina and Bella. I am so thankful I don’t have to worry about the pool anymore like in the old house. I use to sommer feel depressed just looking at the swamp!
I am so blessed my Mammie is now on Face Book cause it helps me see her more clearly and learn things about her and she gets to see me, the grand kids and what they are up to. We are in a good place.. I am very thankful. I am thankful that I have the perfect wedding ring. It is exactly what I wanted. Sometimes we forget all the little things around us that blesses our lives, a fan in summer, an electric blanket in winter, a bird chipping or the excitement of going on a trip…. the enjoyment of doing something nice for somebody purely because you can. We should all be doing allot more of that!!!!!! I am thankful I can hear and see… I can walk although I’m limping more then walking some days. I look a little like a clown. LOL ….. a drunk one.
I am blessed that I can go to the salon, Jenez … not just hair (011 485 4392) in Sydenham … the salon happens to be owned and operated by Noid’s x-wife Jenny. The shop is PURPLE, what more can I say! LOL It is very inviting, friendly, welcoming, nothing is too much trouble with Cynthia making sure you always have something to drink. I have my nails done by Jenny with Gelish (my favourite product at the moment. It is a nail polish that seriously lasts for three weeks before even a chip… chances are it will grow out before I go again!!! and it is NOT the same as the other products I have tried that is suppose to do the same from the franchise salons I have visited, Gelish is the only one that has delivered on longevity for me personally), my hair cut by Anke who listens to what you want, makes suggestions and has a beautiful smile.
I am thankful that when I am anxious and I literally tear my toe nails off, sorry, but yes I do that, I have found a friend in Noid’s x wife Jenny will look at my feet and make them pretty again. She will tell me that I haven’t done this in a while, or to relax and not do this to my toes again ’cause is bloody hard to paint! I feel sheepish, but better and we continue again. Life has a weird way, or maybe it’s me – when you stop judging people you find friends in unexpected places.
I am thankful that Noid’s first wife, the exotic Cal stays in touch with me all the time. If my bbm says I am in pain she will always send me a message to get better. I really love her – she has a beautiful spirit of caring, loving and giving. I think I have overcome the “lets hate the x wife syndrome and I think they have overcome the lets hate the new wife who is now part of my children’s lives complex” as the reasons for their marriages not working out has nothing to do with me. I didn’t know them or Noid then. I was stuffing up my own x marriages at the time! Not really a laughing matter, but still. 🙂 It has taken me a long time to come to a place, and sometimes I still fall down, where I feel inferior as Cal and Jenny are both pretty beautiful, THIN (cows LOL) and gorgeous, run their own businesses and are generally happy and successful people. I am glad Noid chose me out of everyone in the whole wild world for the third time lucky marriage?
I get to see my baby girl Victoria (kisses hunny bunny and if you reading, always leave a message!) maybe once a week and I look forward to it like a child to Christmas. I love her hugs and kisses and talking and laughing. I love that she loves sushi that I hate. I love that she has a strong sense of who she is, and who she wants to become. I love you so much Victoria. You are strong and I know and believe in my heart that you are meant for great things and will overcome anything.
I don’t see Liam James often as he lives further away and driving isn’t always possible for me and the area he is in, there aren’t many nice things to do for entertainment for day trips. My parents do not live far away so my dad Alex was so happy to spend extra time with Liam so we make it an outing and see them all at the same time. On the phone he sounds happy and content but would like a door for his room please. LOL I am thankful that all is well.
Kev is here, connected by heart strings as I have never owned an apron. He is looking for employment as he was to late to register to study (psychology) so I hope next year, we will have him sorted. I rely heavily on Dion.Dougie and Jenna-Lee seems to enjoy visiting. Douglas said last weekend he feels he comes to us every other weekend and it feels like a holiday because they have the freedom to ride bikes, swim, play cricket and fall off walls. Ooops!! 🙂 I am very thankful the kids feel safe and happy visiting. I don’t want their visits to their Dad and the always portrayed as wicked, step-mom to be unpleasant. I really am not wicked. Full of crap but not evil, nor mean.
I feel I lost many friends over the past year, especially Twitter and Blog friends. I was very un involved. Didn’t attend parties etc due to my horrible health issues and anxiety.. I live in hope that those who are and meant to be in my life will make their way back…. I hope I will be able to fulfil engagements and rebuild bridges burned or at least wobbly. The illness and my reaction to it was not a blessing but it is a blessing that you may just get a second chance. That I am thankful for.
I am thankful that as I sit here this afternoon I hold no grudge, I feel at peace with myself …. knowing I am human, I’ve made horrendous mistakes, but one can ask for forgiveness and life can become beautiful again.
As my next tattoo will say “My life is my message” …. if only you knew how many messages my life thus far has to share with you.
I wish you enough,