Friday, February 26, 2010

Resounding Plight of Many of our Elderly Fathers & Mothers

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Seed of Love

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Letting Go

I sat there last Sunday
The house was empty
Except for bits of cutlery lying there on the floor beside me

Many are the memories that I have of that home
As I sat there, everything came rushing
One after the other, memories flooded my head

I saw myself in my room
Getting out of my bed, dancing and singing
My mother came in and joined me

Sitting in the front veranda
Sitting on my father’s lap
We played
We laughed
We hugged

Christmas dinners with the family
A dinning table for almost twenty
Laid out majestically
My father at the head
And me at the tail!

Birthdays, parties when I was yonger
Gatherings when older
So many smiles
So many sounds of laughter
Smiling faces
Spoke of happy times and a happy family

Running around the house
Through one room to another
Getting lost at times
Small feet had a long way to run

Frisbees thrown in the garden
Father beside
An excited dog doing the chasing

Power cuts
Candle light dinners outside
My dad, mum and me
And a little doggie

As a bride I sat in my parents room
Veil before me
Ready to step into a new phase in my life
Ready for a change
A beautiful union

But now, this change
Bringing mainly tears
Tear after tear

Many memories
Some hard some great
But each memory one that I now hand on to

As I sat there in that almost empty house Sunday night
Tears ran freely
Questions were raised to God
Questions of why
A sense of helplessness prevailed around me
A sense of sadness
A sense of losing a part of me

Leaving the home close to midnight
I knew it was the last time that I would see it
My home
My memories
My place with my father

The home is no longer ours
Never will I walk those halls
Never will I run through the rooms
Never will I have a chance to live in a house where I built many dreams and hopes
In my heart God says there is a reason
I am trying my best to understand
I know there is a plan
I know there is a reason
But still there are tears in my eyes

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Simba Almost 9 weeks!

I thought I should share a few photo's of my Dog Simba... he is a lab and he will be 9 weeks on Wednesday !.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace." -- Kofi Annan

Monday, February 8, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

My father was not with me this day, he was not there to walk me down the aisle. But my mother took on that duty. :)

Though my father was not there, I know my heavenly father was right there next to us. Right through this day God was there. Now looking back I have tears as i think of my Father. But I have praise for my Heavenly Father who was with me and held my hand right through.

This day was amazing. Our families were present. Our friends were there. Everyone had smiles on thier faces. God shown through everyone. Hand shakes and hugs passed on an overflowing love. There were things that we were not sure about even the day before the wedding. But God heared our prayers. Wow.... did god hear them.

My gratitude and love goes out to everyone who shared that day with me.

My God is great and greatly to be praised.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Wow.... just 8 days more
excitement mounts...words cannot describe it
A new life I will start
Hand in hand with my love
A new life I will enter in to
excitement mounts

As each day gets closer
the realization also sinks in
On that day on my side you will not be there
Standing behind me to reply the reverend when he asks
'who gives away this bride'
You will not be there
the realization sinks in

But I know you are proud
though tears fill my eyes right now
I know I have much to be thankful for
Even though for this moment you are not here
You have brought me up to be who I am
I thank God for the time I had with you
though tears fill my eyes right now

I Love you Thaththi
No one will take that place
even as I stand hand in hand with my love
I will say a prayer for you, for
No one will take that place.