Our Father’s Voice

By May 21, 2019 Blog

I love my dad. He’s smart and kind and honest and — brilliant. ‘You take after me,’ he says. I smile;  but I don’t believe it.  I thought you knew me better than anyone, dad.  Why don’t you see it? How can you get me so wrong?  I’m not the girl he thinks I am. ‘Take heart,’ he says, but I’m scared. ‘Rest,’ he says, but I run. ‘It’s OK to be you,’ he says, yet I pull on a …Read More

My first post

By May 16, 2019 Blog

Thanks for all of your prayers and messages of support for us over the next few weeks and months.  Thanks too for reading this blog! I realised today, it’s been nearly nine years.  So to celebrate, here’s my very first post…   I’ve finally caved in. I am now ‘a blogger.’ I’ve been holding out against this for a long time. My husband’s been nagging me to blog ever since he started 3 years ago. I’ve always called myself a …Read More

Some news – and prayers please!

By May 8, 2019 Blog

Glen and I are thrilled to say that we’re going to be adopting a wee brother for Ruby! He’ll be coming home to us in the next few weeks and we would just LOVE your prayers for him and for us as we start a new chapter of family life; especially in the coming months. As you’ll understand, we can’t share any more information about him (at least for now). Sorry! But this is a kind of birth announcement.  We …Read More

10 ways to spoil an apology

By May 1, 2019 Blog

1. Hang the blame in mid-air. I’m sorry if there was a miscommunication.   2. Pin the blame on the other person’s feelings I’m sorry you feel this way…   3. Pin the blame on their actions I’m sorry. But there really wasn’t any other option after you did X…   4. Use a great big BUT. I’m sorry but… c’mon! What do you expect?!   5. Express so much grief, there’s no room for the feelings of the other …Read More