That monthly feeling of what if

Every month you find yourself thinking what if we did accidentally conceive this month and have beaten the odds? I mean, in my mind it is not impossible and as a christian you keep faith and hope you get to skip the R60 000 payment. You even skip one or 2 of your contraceptive pills…

“She’s Just Like You When You Were A Child!”

My sister has 2 little girls, aged 2 and 5. And if I may say so myself, they are super cute and I love them to bits. The thing about kids that age is that every time they do something, the rest of the family would say something like ‘she’s just like her mom‘ or…

Just a thought…

I know Leandi from varsity days. She is such a gorgeous girl with an angelic voice. She is in her early 30’s now, but last June she had to bury her husband. I don’t know all the details around her husband’s death, what I do know is that he was suddenly rushed to hospital and…

The day Psalm 23 made me cry

We were at some of our best friends’ wedding. And the scripture that they choose to be read during the ceremony was Psalm 23. Everybody finds it comforting and full of promise. I mean why wouldn’t they? But not for me. Not in that moment. I started crying, through the entire ceremony, I was in…

Somewhere there is a woman…

I read the below post on Facebook during the week and wanted to share it with you. This is so true. People should realise that an innocent question like ‘So when are you planning on falling pregnant?’ can be the cruelest thing you can ask a woman or a couple.

Joost, we will always remember

Yesterday the world got the news that Joost van der Westhuizen has passed away. For those of you that don’t know, South Africa is a sport mad country. And Joost was one of the best players to pull the green and gold jersey over his head. For a total of 89 times, and wearing the…

Endometriosis roundup 2016.

It’s that time of year again where I present my annual endometriosis summary. This is by no means an exhaustive list- but just an overview of events and publications which have caught my eye … Source: Endometriosis roundup 2016.

Merry Christmas!

Today we celebrate Christmas. Yes, the retailers has over commercialized it and are laughing to the bank during this time of year. But it is mostly this time of year when things quiet down and you get to reflect on the year that has been and raise a glass that you made to this point…

Miracles in our lifetime… remembering Madiba

Ok I am going to jump on the bandwagon with the rest of the world today, I usually prefer not to, but I think remembering Nelson Mandela today and what we have accomplished as a nation is ok. I don’t remember apartheid, I don’t remember “White’s only” signs. I don’t remember people stocking up on…

Living with hope

I am a Christian. It is where I find my strength. Growing up on a farm makes you realise time and time again how dependent we are on God, because there are so little that we can actually control. I respect all other religions as I would like them to respect mine. I was sitting…