Silver anniversary

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9 October 1990

October is a pretty month, the weather is good and the city turns a beautiful light purple because of the Jacaranda trees, there’s a wonderful smell in air, it’s sweet and fragrant especially at night and the air has a magical feel to it.

This year October is extra special because my bear and I celebrate our wedding anniversary, our 25th silver anniversary! Three cheers to me because I have worked the hardest….raising two mischievous very busy sometimes naughty little boys and then a third one – my biggest and oldest child requiring more adult supervision than the other two a.k.a. my husband.  Ok, ok three cheers to both of us 😀

We committed to the insanity, refusing to give up on each other. And I know we are not a dying breed, there are so many special couples around us celebrating longer years together. But I feel that this really is something special for us, almost like we are the only ones.  A silver anniversary to be celebrated and rightly so!  Spending a quarter of a century with one person must be celebrated with a really special occasion and we are sooo doing that. We deserve it.

On the 10th of October we are taking a little trip, it’s something we have not done for ourselves in all the years together. We never really went overseas, I’m purposely not counting the trip together to Portugal in 1995, that was oh so long ago.  Yes there were many holidays here in SA and Mozambique and such awesome weekends away too but these always involved family, the boys, and extended family, sometimes with friends and sometimes with the camera club.  We managed to escape once or twice just on our own too for those ‘dirty little weekends’ 🙂 but no big trips for only two.

Looking back I know we were spoilt, we have made such amazing memories. Our home is filled with little curios gifts, souvenirs & things, shells, bottles and frames from those special holidays.  There are numerous albums and envelopes full of photos, boxes overflowing with slides and there must be millions of digital photos at home…

So blessed, we have truly been blessed in our marriage, I have felt God’s hand & guiding all the time, His presence was always near.

So this month we are doing something extra special just the two of us and I’m dying with excitement I can’t wait to arrive at the airport.  A little trip to an exotic island off the coast of East Africa  ♥♥  to celebrate relax and love. We deserve this.

Hello Zanzibar, jambo, we are coming!!

 

PS:   this was our wedding song, our first dance. I know he remembers this because every time we hear it, if it plays on the radio or somewhere he smiles and always holds my hand

Nothing’s gonna change my love for you, George Benson

Kindness and Friendships

I don’t know how to say this, you had to be there to see it so you can fully understand it. On friday I saw something really special in the office that made me stop and think about friendships. It was a real selfless act from someone who is expecting nothing in return. It had us all in tears, girls love to hug and cry. But how often do we see selfless random acts of kindness? So often we judge others and we dwell on the negative for so long that we don’t see the small positives. The flames are so tiny that we don’t even notice the light, and eventually that light dies out but if you nurture it and give it some attention, that little flame will turn into something quite beautiful and bright.

Imagine this ….

A good old friend is going through a really tough time, she is in a bit of trouble and doesn’t know where to turn to for help but then help did come very unexpectedly, right there on friday. Now she feels so bad for having to accept it.

I can’t go into more details but lets just say that when you least except it God does answer prayer and He does so in His way in His own time. He sends the oddest person (the one you least expect) to help you or save you.

I need to remind myself to stop judging, I must not be impatient, I must be more forgiving, I should keep my friends close to me & treasure my friends too; they might one day be the ones that come to my rescue. Dont take things for granted. Always look out for those little lights around me they are special. Miracles do happen and lifesavers still exist. There are people out there that have a good heart, and what really matters is what’s in the heart not what’s on the outside.

That random act of kindenss put us all in a mood for a blessed weekend and who know’s if that won’t snowball and turn into something bigger for all of us.

Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.

_ Kevin Heath