Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Jaco's new journey

I am so proud of Jaco today! This morning he started grade 2 in a new school, in a new town, under new circumstances, with his new uniform, in a new language medium - and he was sooooooo brave!

Jaco learned how to read and write in Afrikaans, this morning, he went to an English school. He was standing there in front of his new class, looking at all the strange faces - and he smiled... not a ecstatic smile, but a smile of determination, a smile that said "i will be ok".

I cannot wait to walk around the corner from my office to his school to go and fetch him from his first day of school.

I thank God for my amazing son who brightens my day and my heart.

Yes, it is correct.

Facebook, there are many good, bad and ugly things to be said for it. Today i am simply answering questions that arose in the minds of those who have me (and or Hanno) as friends on facebook:

yes it is correct.

After almost ten years of marriage, Hanno and i got a divorce. I am grateful for the 10 years that we have had together. I am grateful for a wonderful friend that i have in him.

Hanno and i have been struggling to make things work for the past 10 years and have at last made peace with the fact that it is better this way. This has not been a decision that has been taken lightly or on the spur of the moment. We have prayed together, cried together and found peace in the gracious presance of Him who made us and know us fully.

Pray for Hanno and me, and for our son Jaco as we each continue to journey on a new path.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Corrected by my son, AGAIN

And so the story continues:

yesterday morning i was standing in front of the mirror, doing my make-up when my son asked me: 'mom, why do you have to put that on?' I explained that i don't have to, but that it makes me look a little prettier. Jaco looked at me for a moment and said:

"Mom, you need to be spending time to help you be prettier on the inside, not on the outside"

What can i say...