Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Almost two years

It has been almost two years since I last updated this blog. No excuse really. So many things have happened, so many changes (both good and bad).

We have all grown, especially the boys. New classes, new grades. We have gone through a few loses as well in the past two years but we than k God for the gift of time. It is true that time helps you heal.

Will update with pictures soon. Pinky promise!!

Stay blessed


Friday, April 4, 2014

My other addiction

You might not know it but i love to knit. I have loads and loads  of wool so i thought i might share with you some of my stash.















I am going to be doing a bit of charity knitting, beanies and scarfs. If you can knit and would love to join me for the charity knitting, i would be happy to provide the wool.

Stay blessed

Sunday, March 30, 2014

My almost six year old

Thought I would share with you all my Faritle. Cannot believe he is alsmost six. Like I have mentioned before he is a very calm little boy.

Our day starts around 6:15 am getting ready for school. He rarely cries or protest when I wake him up in the morning. By seven they are out of the house so our day together actually starts after one during week days.

Questions i get asked:
1. Mama, what are you doing?
2. And then?
3. Why mama?
4. When arewe going to Zimbabwe mama?
5. Is daddy early today mama?
6. Is food ready yet mama?
7. Mama may I have some juice

There is a lot of whining and complaining too. Sometimes it does drive me crazy and i rejoice when he come to ask for juice without mumbling and looking like he is going to cry. After school he wants to play Mario kart wii. Soccer also comes up a lot these days and loves to watch Supersport as long as there is soccer or racing.

Favourite resturant is Pappachinos and it does not help that there is one right next to his school. Faritle is adored by his brother and in turn, adores Nesu too. When I give him something, food or toy, he would ask for Nesus too.

Here he is

 


 
 
Saty blessed
 




Sunday, March 16, 2014

Better late than never

Happy 2014 everyone. It has been wonderful so far. Thought I would just update on what we have been up to since the last time I posted. JUST TO ADD, THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO THE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR LEE.

August 2013 Family reunion. We had a blast catching up with everyone.
 
October 2013 family photo shoot

December 2013 Home. This is Mundanda in Chipinge.

                                                         Dec 2013 The bride to be and her groom
                                                       
Having our hair done. Getting ready for the big day.
 
Dec 2013 This is the bride (the business administrator) and her groom with the bride's parents Mr and Mrs C

 

 
I had the previlage of making the cake. A first for me and a learning curve as well. Wish I had had more time to set up.

Christmas day outing-Osborne dam
The therapist got married She is missing missing in the pic because she was busy cooking.. This at her lobola gathering.

Jan 2014 The boys are now going to the same school. Nesu is now in grade 000 and big bro is now in grade 0



My tooth is missing Jan 2014
 
I cut my locks.
 
So this is what we have been uo to since the last post. I hope I will keep up.
 
 




Friday, January 17, 2014

Oh how time flies


It is 2014 and it has been six months since my last post. Time just flies by and so many things have been happening.

The kids have grown a lot and are now going to the same school. Yes, Nesu is now in Grade 000 and I cannot believe Faritle is now in Grade 0 (R)!!! My little boys are growing so fast, one even more independent and the other more cudly than ever. Nesu now puts on a uniform to school and suprisingly there were no tears on the first day. I had to shout bye Nesu cause he was rushing off to the toys and breaking mummy's heart. When I picked him up in the afternoon (woke him up from his afternoon nap at school) he was all smiles and sleepy. Big brother is also a happy chap feeling all grown up and protective of the little brother.

There is so much I want to share as so much has happened in the past six months but for starters 
I have a few photos first day of school to share with you.


Stay blessed

Monday, June 10, 2013

Strawberry Jam recipe


Strawberry Jam

Ingredients

500g strawberries cleaned and halved
500g jam sugar (I used TATE LYLE jam sugar)
Juice of one lemon (you can use half lemon but I like tanginess that the lemon gives to the jam)





Method
Put the strawberries and the lemon in a heavy and large saucepan and heat for a few minutes until the strawberries are soft.
 
  Add the sugar and let it simmer for about six minutes. Do the sugar setting test using a cold plate and a spoon. If the jam wrinkles when you use your finger to press the surface then the jam is ready. Take off the stove and let it rest for about 15 minutes



























A film forms on top of the jam so using a slotted spoon, remove the film before putting into sterilised jars.












 Put in a sterilised jar and leave it to rest until set then ENJOY a slice of homemade brown bread or homemade scones.



 
 




 
 


 Stay blessed,


Thursday, May 30, 2013

I thought I was just a mother......

Yes, there are times that I think that I am just a mother. My sweet husband took me out for a date last week Friday. We had dinner and then we went for a movie, Fast and Furious 6. I live with people that are crazy for anything. Anyway, I was all excited going for some two of us time. However, five minutes down the line, I thought, hmmmmmm, there is something missing and guess what or let us say who it was?????? My other two men I had left at home. When we left, Nesu did not see us, we had to sneak out and the big brother kinda of pretended to cry. I knew he was pretending because when I waved the first time he waved back all smiles and then the second time crocodile tears. Then Monday, he asked me if we were picking teacher L (the baby sitter is from Nesu's school hence the title) and I told him no and asked him why and the answer I got was that so YOU (Farai and I) can go out again. I am rambling again. Sorry, let me just get into it.



The feeling of some "people" missing made me appreciate that God created everyone with the gift to love especially mothers and their children. It is a choice that one has to make whether to show the love or to ignore it. When I gave birth to Faritle, I suffered from PND a bit. My big sister (Mrs C) told me that she also had difficulties especially with holding the baby soon after birth, so I did not feel like the odd man out. My dear sweet husband, Mrs C and Lee all helped me a lot, they went all the way as I adjusted to the role of motherhood. However, these strange feelings did not mean I did not love my baby, me explanation is the love was there but it just took me a little bit longer to show it. God is always giving us choices especially when it comes to love and as mothers there is a lot of love to be shared.

"For God so Loved the world He gave his begotten son......"John 3:16

 Love is there with us always especially if are believers of Christ who showed us unconditional love. There are times that we have to learn to love even when you think that the person does not deserve the love, or you wonder if the person is loveable. Think of the mothers who abandon their new born in a drainage. My dad at one time as he was going to work heard a baby crying. He would take a few steps and the baby would cry but the moment he stops the baby would stop crying. There was an abandoned baby in a nearby bush and he ended up calling the police who took the baby. When my dad told us the story after he came back from work, I thought wow and I am sure I wished he could have brought the baby home. I have always wondered what happened to the baby and the mother too. Does abandoning a baby mean that the mother does not love the child anymore??? The baby I believe truly deserved some love. Everyone deserves to be loved no matter what has happened in the past. God does not create a bleak future without any love. It is a choice that we make that would reflect whether we love or not. Let us all learn to love as Christ loved the church UNCONDITIONALLY.

There are times that I feel like I am just a mother but now I know I am special because I love my children, my family. I try to give my unconditional love, loving even when I feel too tired to love those two munchkins BUT I LOVE THEM ANYWAY!!!! 

Stay blessed,



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