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“Mede-mamma, jy IS genoeg. “

— Alyssa Loftus.

Kom lees, deel, lag & huil (net soms) saam met my soos ons die lewe & ma-wees aanpak & geniet!

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INTIMITEIT

Volheid en glorie
My lewe, U storie
My begeertes, U drome
Geplant langs waterstrome

Stukkie vir stukkie
Word stil vir ‘n rukkie
Koester verhouding
Net dán kan dit uitkring

Gefluisterde soene
Trek uit my skoene
Bely met my mond
Dis Heilige grond

SONDAG-INSPIRASIE

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

Vrees is simpel. En sommer net boos. Dit ketting jou vas en belemmer dít wat God reeds (deur Sy gees) in jou geplaas het: Sý krag, Sý liefde en (bonatuurlike) selfbeheersing. Vrees wil soos ‘n parasiet aan ons kom vasklou. Twyfel, onsekerheid oor wie ons is, ‘n konstante gedagte-oorlog en aanval op ons emosies – dít is die (vrot) saad wat vrees in ons lewens wil saai.

Vrees is een van die kragtigste wapens wat die vyand teen ons wil (en kan) gebruik. Dit is ‘n slinkse aanvaller van ons emosies, en as ons nie paraat is nie, kan dit ‘n vastrap-plekkie in ons gedagtewêreld kry!

Vrees sê vir ons ons gaan dit nie maak nie, ons is nie sterk genoeg nie, nie waardig genoeg nie, nie regtig geliefd nie en dat ons nie eintlik iets spesiaals het om te bied nie. Dís waar die vyand ons wil hê – hy wil hê ons moet die leuens glo. Vrees wil ons verlam – sodat ons nie in ons lewensdoel kan GROEI en FLOREER nie. Ons God-gegewe talente wil hy help begrawe. Ons liggie word liefs onder ‘n emmer gebêre – want wie is ons om só helder te skyn?

So, hoe veg ons teen hierdie vrees-gedagtes? Deur die 2de deel van die skrif ons eie te maak: God het, deur Sy Gees, vir ons Sý krag en Sý liefde én selfbeheersing gegee. Ons hoef nie op ons eie krag staat te maak nie!

Het jy geweet: God se volmaakte liefde verdryf vrees? Ek vra Hom vandag om my te help om elke negatiewe- & vreesagtige gedagte gevangene te neem en te onderwerp aan Hom en Sy volmaakte VREDE & LIEFDE.

“Waar liefde is, is daar geen vrees nie, maar volmaakte liefde verdryf vrees, want vrees verwag straf, en wie nog vrees, het nie volmaakte liefde nie. Ons het lief omdat God ons eerste liefgehad het.”
1 JOHANNES 4:18-‬19 AFR83

“Die Heilige Gees, wat deur God aan ons gegee is, is nie lafhartig nie, maar sterk. Hy maak ons ook sterk, gee vir ons liefde vir ander en help ons om nie verkeerde dinge te doen nie.” 2 Timoteus 1:7 DB

Oh ja, en mammas, onthou om vandag te SKYN! ♡

CONSTIPATION

Dr Nické Theron, Pediatrician.

There is such a large variety of normal when it comes to baby and toddler-poo. So how do you know when to start worrying and when is it constipation? I want to explain how the process of constipation works, because then you will understand the treatments better: (Warning: this is quite a “crappy” topic, excuse all the puns! )

Stool-patterns vary by age and diet. The number of stools passed decrease as your baby gets older (with an average of 4-5 stools per day for the first week of life, then 3-4 for the first three months and 1-2 by 2 years of age). In exclusively breastfed infants it can be normal to pass stools 7 times in one day, or only once in 7 days! (If your baby has passed no stools for 10-14 days I would rather help them to prevent a hard stool.) There is also a difference in stool-patterns with different formulas: soy-based formulas produce harder and less frequent stools, while hypo-allergenic formulas can produce looser and more frequent stools.

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

Joseph Kennedy

There are a few developmental milestones in your baby’s life when constipation is more likely to be a problem:
• Introduction of formula
• Introduction of solid food
• Introduction of cow’s milk
• Potty training
• Going to school

Constipation in an infant (below 1 year) is diagnosed when there is a change in the stool pattern for your baby, it looks like your baby has pain / excessive straining while passing the stools AND the stools are large, hard, dry or pellet-like. This last part is especially important, because many babies have dyschezia. This big word just describes what we see with most young babies: they strain, become red in the face and cry before passing a stool. The stool is then always soft, and the baby is otherwise healthy. This is not constipation, but happens because the baby is still too young to coordinate his muscle movements when trying to pass a stool. You can help your baby to relax the pelvic floor by gently bending his hips and bringing his knees up to his stomach. Dyschezia usually resolves as your baby grows and no further treatment is necessary.

Toddlers are prone to constipation when they potty-train, start school or when any other life-altering changes happen in their lives. They can also just be too busy enjoying life to waste time on the loo!

That first hard stools can then trigger a chain-reaction of bad experiences. Painful defecation due to large, hard stools or even anal fissures (a small tear in the skin around the anus) can cause withholding behavior and this turns into a very vicious cycle.

Withholding behavior can be anything associated with not responding to the urge to poo. If you ignore the urge for long enough, it goes away, but the problem does not. Are you ready for the gory details?

The “urge” is triggered by the stretching of the rectal wall (the part of your colon just before the anus) when it is filled with stool. If you do not relax your anal sphincter muscles, the stools are pushed back and the urge goes away. However the rectum is still stretched, and over time becomes less sensitive to stretching when the next stool enters. The rectum’s main function is to extract and conserve as much water as possible. This is why the stool gets harder and more dry the longer it stays in the rectum. Children with fecal loading (where large masses of stool heaps up in their rectum) or impaction (where it is very difficult / painful / impossible for the child to pass the stools without help) can sometimes even seem to have diarrhea when the “newer” stool trickle past the hard stool. This can also manifest as fecal soiling (also called encopresis) where stool leak into the underwear (overflow incontinence).

So when should you worry? And when is it something more than functional constipation (meaning it is a common childhood/lifestyle problem with no serious pathology causing the problem)? Constipation in babies and toddlers are mostly (>95%) functional, so take a step back and relax, this too (like all poo…) shall pass!

RED FLAGS :

(These are signs or symptoms that will worry me if you tell me your baby does not poo and he has one of the following. Please consult your doctor asap.)

  • No stools passed in the first 48hrs of life
  • Constipation before one month of age
  • Associated with other symptoms such as a distended abdomen, vomiting, fever, not passing any gas
  • Any blood in / on the stools
  • Any abnormalities of the spine, buttocks, genitals or legs
  • Not growing well
  • Recurrent lung infections

TREATMENT:

To treat any constipation successfully you need to remove the dry, hard stools that are currently causing pain, and then you have to address the cause and keep the next stools soft so that it is easier to pass. It is important to maintain a frequency of at least 1 stool per day.

The treatment of constipation in babies and toddlers differ slightly, although we use mostly the same medication.

BABIES UP TO 1 -2 YEARS:

To help your baby remove the initial hard, dry stools :

Glycerine suppository for babies (you can cut it in ½ or ¼ and insert it with some lubricating jelly). You can also squirt 1ml of liquid glycerine into the anus with a small syringe. This softens the stool and the insertion also stimulates the bowels to pass the stool.

Bend baby’s legs at the hips and push his legs toward his stomach to relax the pelvic floor.

To keep the stools soft:

Diet:

Constipation often occurs after starting a solid diet as there are insufficient fibre and fluid in the transitional diet (often only consisting of cereals). It is thus important to increase the fibre by adding fruit and vegetable purees. Prune, apple, pear and pea purees worked for us. Be aware of banana and sweet potato as these often have the opposite effect. Try to change from rice-cereals to whole-wheat / mixed grain / barley cereals. Try to rather stay away from fruit juices as these contain a lot of sugar and very little fibre.If your baby develops constipation when you change from breast-milk to formula milk, it is worth-while to consult your doctor to discuss the best type of formula to use for your baby. You can also add a teaspoon of olive oil or sorbitol-containing fruit juice to their formula.

If your baby develops constipation when adding cow’s milk to their diet, it is important to ensure that they are not allergic to the cow’s milk.

Medication:

  • Lactulose is a safe and effective medication in the treatment of constipation. It is an indigestible and osmotically active sugar, which means they do not absorb any of it and it only works by pulling water into the bowels to soften the stools. It is not “addictive”, it will not make the bowels lazy and you cannot really overdose your baby. It is safe to start with 2.5mls twice a day, and then increase to three times a day / increase the dose by 2.5ml increments until your baby passes 1-2 soft stools per day. Decrease the dose or frequency if the stools become too loose.
  • Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) can also safely be given as an osmotic laxative after 6 months of age.
  • Glycerine suppositories: Rather keep these for a backup as baby can get used to the anal stimulation to initiate a bowel movement, he needs to stay sensitive to the internal stimulation that the stretching of the bowels provide.
  • Do not give stimulant laxatives or enemas to infants.

TODDLERS:

Acute treatment:
If there are any signs of fecal loading / impaction, it is important to first empty the colon to break the vicious cycle of hard, large, dry stools causing pain – causing withholding – causing hard, large, dry stools. This can be done at home or your doctor might feel it is necessary for your child to be admitted if there is a risk of dehydration.

Disimpaction is done by the aggressive use of poly-ethylene glycol (a laxative called PEG eg Pegicol / Miralax), or enemas or a combination of the two. This breaks up and softens the hard stools and enables the child to pass them. Once the colon is empty you can start with phase 2 of the treatment. (It is not necessary to monitor this with X-rays. When your child passes only clear water you will know the bowel is empty).

Maintenance treatment:
It is important that your toddler’s colon is “retrained” to be sensitive to minimal stretching and that the anus can relax and withhold as needed. This takes time. So it is crucial that you and any other caregivers buy into the gameplan for the next 4-6 months.

The treatment consists of a combination of laxative use and behavioural therapy.

In short you need to ensure that your child passes 1-2 soft stools DAILY. You become the laxative-expert by increasing or decreasing the dose as needed. The prescribed laxatives (PEG or lactulose) is very safe and is not absorbed, so you cannot “overdose” your child. It is also safe for long term use and does not cause the bowels to become “lazy” as it does not stimulate contractions of the bowels.

The behavioural therapy adds a crucial part of the treatment. As a child needs to learn and practise walking / talking, they also need to learn and practise a healthy toilet-routine. Start by encouraging and supervising regular “toilet-sitting” times, 2-3 times a day after meals (this is when there is a natural reflex to pass stool, so use all the help you can get). Make these toilet-sitting times fun and stress-free. Sit for 5 min even if there is no poo, and just keep at it. Make sure your child has a good posture on the toilet (a squatting position opens up the pelvis and aligns the rectum in such a way that it is easier to pass a stool) and that they do not have any fears of the toilet. (For some comic relief of all this poo talk, do yourself a favour and watch the video about “The Squatty Potty“).

It is also important in the long term to address the child’s diet to increase fiber and water intake. These are important skills that you teach your children for maintaining healthy bowel habits for the rest of their life, so it is well worth the effort!

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SONDAG-INSPIRASIE

Bethel se liedjie, TAKE COURAGE, speel al die hele naweek op “repeat” in my gedagtes! Hoe mooi is dié woorde? Ek deel gou ‘n uittreksel van die liedjie: (gaan luister hom!😊)

“Slow down, take time
Breathe in He said
He’d reveal what’s to come
The thoughts in His mind
Always higher than mine
He’ll reveal all to come

Take courage my heart
Stay steadfast my soul
He’s in the waiting
He’s in the waiting
Hold onto your hope
As your triumph unfolds
He’s never failing
He’s never failing

Sing praise my soul
Find strength in joy
Let His Words lead you on
Do not forget His great faithfulness
He’ll finish all He’s begun

So take courage my heart
Stay steadfast my soul

He’s in the waiting
He’s in the waiting
Hold onto your hope
As your triumph unfolds
He’s never failing
He’s never failing

And You who hold the stars
Who call them each by name
Will surely keep, Your promise to me
That I will rise, in Your victory
And You who hold the stars
Who call them each by name
Will surely keep, Your promise to me
That I will rise, in Your victory!”

Die Hebreeuse woord vir WAG is Qavah en dit beteken “om te wag, om te hoop vir iets, om uit te kyk vir iets wat jy verwag om te sien gebeur”.

Soms is dit baie moeilik om enige iets anders as jou probleme raak te sien. Dit verg dalk oefening om jou gedagtes op Hom en Sy beloftes te fokus.

Kies ‘n spesifieke skrif wat op jou situasie van toepassing is. Skryf dit neer op ‘n kaartjie of maak dit jou foon se agtergrond-prentjie. Elke keer wat jy bekommerd wil raak en fokus op jou huidige situasie, haal die kaartjie uit/plak dit teen jou spieël/lees dit op jou foon.

Soos jy vandag met hoop & ‘n nuwe verwagting op Hom wag, laat toe dat hy jou help om jou gedagtes op Hom & Sy beloftes te fokus. En wanneer jy kragteloos voel, draai na die Kragtigste Een. Onthou Paulus se woorde in Romeine 8:

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” Romans 8:18 ESV

Gaan lees sommer die hele Romeine 8 😉 Dit het my opnuut aangespoor.

Seën vir julle! ♡

MY REGTERHAND

Ek wil graag Vrouemaand met ‘n storie oor ‘n merkwaardige vrou, afsluit. Sy is my kinders se oppasser, ons huishoudster en inspireer my daagliks. Makhulu. Ouma.

Deur die venster sien ek hoe die klein, fyn vroutjie nader stap. Ons interkom-klokkie lui en ek weet dis sý. Sy’s perfek op tyd vir werk. Sy moes vanoggend ver stap – vanaf die taxi ranks ‘n bus vang, en dan weer ‘n ent se stap tot by ons huis aan die bopunt van die woonbuurt. Ek sluit solank die voordeur oop en Rupert spring opgewonde onder my voete rond. Hy’s bly dat sy hier is – sy’s nog van die min mense wat behoorlik vir hom aandag gee (ongelukkig met die 2 kleintjies in die huis het ons interaksie met Rupert afgewater na “af Rupie” en “nee, Rupie”!)

Soos sy nader kom, kan mens sien sy stap effe mank. Net effens. As jy mooi kyk, is die letsel steeds daar…maar haar postuur is regop. Sý is ‘n trotse vrou.

Ek vertrou niemand anders met my kinders nie. Sy het 4 van haar eie stoksielalleen grootgemaak en dan was sy ‘n tweede mamma vir Oudste toe ek moes teruggaan werk toe.

My Regterhand. Ek ken min vroue soos sy. Die diep, donker valleie wat sy al moes trotseer, wens ek nie eers my vyand toe nie. En steeds bly sy staande. Ten spyte van al die uitdagings, die trauma, die hartseer en die pyn.

In 2015 is haar een nier verwyder. Daar was ‘n verdagte sistiese letsel op die ‘MRI scan’ en so moes die nier toe uit. Dit was ‘n hengse operasie en die herstel was lank… Intussen het sy ook met ‘n simpel senuwee in haar onderbeen gesukkel. Dié het naalde en spelde en soms ‘n dooie gevoel veroorsaak.

In 2016 verloor sy haar permanente werk by ander mense wat verhuis het – dít was ons gesin se redding. Haar aanvanklike verlies en hartseer was ons wonderwerk. Ek moes terug werk toe, en wou bittergraag my seuntjie in bekende hande los…

2018 was ‘n ‘rollercoaster’ van siekte, skok, hartseer, letterlike pyn en wonderbaarlike oorwinnings. Sy is postmenopausaal en het ewe skielik swaar begin vloei…vir 2 maande lank. Sy is kort daarna met Endometriële kanker (binnewand van die baarmoeder) gediagnoseer en moes Tygerberg toe vir ‘n totale histerektomie…dank Vader, dit het nog nie versprei nie, en sy is toe 100% genees!

Tydens haar verjaarsdag in November het sy gesien en beleef wat geen ma ooit moet beleef nie: haar seun, haar jongste kind, is deur ‘n bende aangeval by die nabye kafee toe hy gaan lugtyd koop het. Hy is wreedaardig met ‘n panga verniel en vir die dood agtergelaat. Deur God se genade het hy merkwaardig herstel.

Dit bring ons by hierdie jaar. Die beroerte in Maart-maand het nie haar lewe geneem nie, maar dit het wel ‘n litteken gelos.
Die 2de aanval op haar seun (dié keer met ‘n koeël in die been) het seker die grootste wond agtergelaat…

My Regterhand. Sy bly steeds staande. Sy bly steeds trots en terselfdertyd nederig… en vol liefde. Al voel sy self swak, is sy sterk. In Hom. En vir ons.






WAY MAKER, MIRACLE WORKER

Vandag was ‘n wonderwerk-dag.

Jy ken daai dae wat jy voel jy wil eerder weghardloop en in die bed gaan klim met ‘n warm koppie tee en beskuit (óf koffie óf ‘hot chocolate’) en die duvet hoog optrek – want alles wat vandag moet gebeur, is net té veel!

Ek het onlangs weer voltyds begin werk (my 4 maande kraamverlof voel al soos iets in die verre verlede!) en my kollega (en goeie vriendin) is tans met ‘adoption leave’. So…daar word maar redelik soos ‘n af-kop-hoender rondgehardloop (ek drafstap regtig tussen die sale om tyd te spaar!) en elke nou en dan voel ek kompleet soos ‘n verkleurmannetjie op ‘n smartie-boksie. Okay, sommige dae is beter as ander. Maar jy kry die idee, nê?

Oppad werk toe sing ek ‘n liedjie van Leeland…ons het hom die naweek by selgroep geluister…”Way maker, Miracle worker, Promise keeper, Light in the darkness…that is who You are
…” en ek gesels sommer met die Here…okay, dalk meer net soos “Here help my asseblief, ek het geen idee hoe ek alles vandag gedoen gaan kry nie! Ek stres, ek’s moeg, ek kan nie… Want sien, vandag moet ek saalrondtes doen (so 40 pasiënte), die studie-pasiënte kom, dis Morbiditeit & Mortaliteit vergadering, ek wil nog die beloofde babakleertjies by George Child Welfare gaan aflaai én êrens moet daar nog uitgemelk word ook!

Ek het nul “geestelik” gevoel (watookal dit beteken, nê) en na my eenvoudige vra-vir-hulp van Hom vroeër die oggend het daar niks “supernatural” gebeur nie. Of so het dit (aanvanklik) gelyk.

Ek het admin begin doen, e-posse gelees, oproepe gemaak, voorskrifte geskryf, pasiënte ontslaan. 10uur kom en gaan en ek wik en weeg of ek eers moet uitmelk of tog maar gou saal toe moet gaan. Ek kies die saal…en daar staan die vrou van George Child Welfare by ons hospitaal se apteek! Sy was (toevallig?) die oggend daar vir ‘n vergadering. As ek besluit het om eers uit te melk, sou ek haar gemis het! Ek kon toe sommer die babakleertjies vir haar gee. Een ding maklik afgehandel sonder rondryery! Halleluja.

Die volgende ding was die studie-pasiënte. Die enigste man wat sou kom, het gekanselleer – hy kom eers môre. Halleluja.

En toe is dit die M&M vergadering. My baas bied aan om die vergadering te lei. Hy het reeds ‘n paar onderwerpe wat hy wil bespreek. So, ek hoef nie voor te berei of Powerpoints te maak nie. Halleluja.

Die kersie op die koek (want ons dien ‘n Pappa-God met ‘n Vader-hart wat sy kinders soms ‘n bietjie wíl bederf), is dat ‘n onlangse kennis (wonderlike mens, mamma en besigheidvrou – meer oor haar later) vir my met iets spesiaals wil “bless”! (Dankie! Jy weet wie jy is😘)

Ek staan verstom. Een na die ander ding het in plek geval en uitgewerk. Hierdie “horrible”, amper-onmoontlike dag met ‘n lang lys van “to do’s” was toe op die ou end glad nie so sleg nie…

Gaan luister ‘Way Maker’:
https://youtu.be/iJCV_2H9xD0
Ek’s seker dit sal jou “bless”. Dit het vir my baie beteken.

Lekker slaap, mede-mammas,

VANDAG VIER EK MY MAMMA

Sy verjaar! En ek is soooo dankbaar vir wie sy is en wat sy vir ons beteken! Wat ‘n ongelooflike voorreg om mens se ouers in hierdie leeftyd nog by jou te kan hê…en die belangrike rol wat oupas en oumas in kleinkinders se lewens speel, is onvervangbaar… #dankbaar

Mamma jy het my méér
as 9 maande gedra
Dankie dat jy altyd daar is
as ek sou vra

‘n Ware voorbeeld
van ‘n sterk en dapper vrou
Jy’t my geleer om lief te hê
en Jesus met my hele hart te vertrou

Dankie dat ons kan deel,
kan kuier, kan lag,
Dat jy altyd jou álles gee
sonder om iets terug te verwag

Jou passie en lewenslus
is aansteeklik
Jou hart vir die dinge van die Here,
inspirerend

Veels geluk, mooie Mamma,
omdat jy verjaar!
Mag God Mamma (vir ons onthalwe)
nog baie jare spaar!

MINDER||WAARDIG

20 voor 7 op ‘n doodgewone Dinsdagaand. Ek borsvoed vir Boetie-lyfie aan die slaap…Ek weet ek moet eerder my Bybel ‘app’ oopmaak…maar hier vind ek my weer breindood deur Instagram se ‘news feed’ blaai….en daar’s dit weer. Dáái effense gevoel van ongelukkigheid. Is dit ontevrededenheid? Ek voel krapperig. Ek sit en vergelyk my híér en nóú met die helder prentjie-perfekte beelde wat my deur hierdie een-dimensionele selfoonskermpie aangluur.

En ek voel skielik…wat is die woord waarvoor ek soek…’inadequate’. Nie goed genoeg nie? Minder…waardig.
Maak dít wat ek doen enigsins ‘n verskil?

Minderwaardigheid verlam jou. Jy voel gede-aktiveer. Jy voel skielik…niks. Jy hou op glo. Jy hou op groei. Jy hou op blom. “You become inward focused instead of outward focused.” En dis presies wat die vyand wil hê: as jy deur hierdie leuens verlam word, kan jy nie effektief wees en jou volle potensiaal bereik nie – die lewensdoel waarvoor jý geroep is.

Mede-mamma. Hierdie skryf ek vanaand vir myself. Maar dalk moet jy dit ook lees…
Jy het ‘n belangrike rol te speel. En die impak is ver groter as wat jy in jou leeftyd sal verstaan.

Wat is jou sfeer van invloed?
Kyk om jou. Jou man? Jou kinders? Jou ouers? Jou vriendinne, werkskollegas, pasiënte, kliënte… Die onnies by jou kinders se skool, die vroutjie agter die ‘till’ of die petroljoggie, koerantverkoper, karwag… Jy kry die idee. Elke liewe dag raak jy iemand aan. Al is dit net deur te glimlag.

》》》》Don’t ever stop believing, dreaming, pursuing, achieving… Make an impact. Make your mark.《《《《

Hoe mooi is hierdie?
“Men and women who have lived wisely and well will shine brilliantly, like the cloudless, star-strewn night skies. And those who put others on the right path to life will glow like stars forever.”
Daniel 12:3 MSG

JY IS WAARDIG. SKYN ☆

Vrede ♡

LEWENSDOEL

Jesus, Jesus
‘n Veilige vesting is U naam
Die naam waaraan ek vasklou
as alles rondom my vergaan

My stem is weg
My bene bewe
Sal U ooit my
(ongeloof)
kan vergewe?

Met knieë gebuig
en arms omhoog
My oë is nat,
maar my keel is droog

In die reënboog óf die reën
In die swaarkry óf die seën

U bly dieselfde
U bly getrou
As die lewe skaaf
kan U breek en bou

Wie ek is
is vir U glorie
In my hart
skryf U U storie

Ware liefde
en sielsgenoot
Aanmekaar geweef
in my moederskoot

In U palms
staan my naam
My lewensdoel
bereik ons sáám.

SAAM

Sáám kan ons berge versit. Sáám kan ons oorwin. Sáám kan ons die wêreld verander. Een goeie daad op ‘n slag. Een glimlag op ‘n slag.

Moenie toelaat dat enige iemand (dis eintlik net die vyand) jou minderwaardig laat voel nie. Jy is uniek. Met al jou talente en gawes en letsels en tekortkominge en foute en al.

Ons het mekaar nodig.

Sáám.

Vrede, liefste mammas

Asseblief hou op
om jouself te vergelyk
Jy’s uniek en mooi
As mens binne kyk:
Jy is dapper
Jy is sterk,
Elke letsel
Elke merk –
skets in detail
jou verlede
Jy’t gekom tot híér
vir ‘n rede
Tree nader aan my
en strek uit jou hand
Sáám kom ons uit
aan die anderkant ♡