2014 Feb hope


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I take a deep breath.  In and out.  I stop and I pray for calm.  I tell myself “This is not a forever moment”. Hope for me is knowing that hard things don’t last forever, that many situations in our lives are just for now, that things will change.  It […]

Not a Forever Moment


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Hope is defined by; ‘the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best‘. Sometimes we (or at least definitely I) can be so focussed on what we want (and what we think that looks/feels like), that we forsake the best. We […]

Hope and Tattoo sleeves



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We started trying for children when I saw my 30th birthday approaching. We both felt it was the right time and so, although nervous about being parents, we embraced that decision whole-heartedly. Yet despite our expectations, it didn’t happen overnight. It didn’t happen in a year. It didn’t happen for […]

when you have no strength to hope


  I have this thing for bridges. They tug at my heart as I stand near them and imagine their fine grand structure standing in the face of all kinds of weather. Daily they support cars crossing the river and inside each car is a person with a story if […]

Bridges



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It is the season for red roses, wine, romantic proposals and status updates that over share. Valentines Day for people who have had bad experiences in love, those who are newly separated, those who are disappointed, those of us who feel misunderstood and those who feel invisible, can be one […]

beautiful hope


I love this quote from young adult author, John Green. It says so much in a few words. We all have an essence in us that survives even the most tragic or unfortunate circumstances. Stories of holocaust survivors, overcomers of abuse and cancer conquerors are inspiring.  Overcoming the odds, persevering, […]

Faith, Hope And Love