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Sunday, 19 June 2016

Active Labour Stage

#JustForYou

To the woman with no child(ren) yet.

The woman who is constantly bombarded with questions from outsiders such as “still no children?” or “how long do you want to wait…don’t you know time is against you?’’
The woman who does everything to hide the pain and frustration she feels from the endless insensitivity of people.
The woman who has no choice but to press on and act like everything is OK, when deep down she knows it isn’t.
The woman who has spent many nights crying out in prayer, wondering ‘why her’ and if she will ever get to experience motherhood.
The woman who knows she would make a great mother and wonders why so many women who couldn’t care less about their children were bestowed with the precious gift she eagerly yearns.
The woman who now lacks confidence, because she’s been made to feel inadequate.
The woman who has started to question her faith.
The woman who all she is asking for, is to feel the joy of holding her own child one day.

To that woman, this is #JustForYou

I am dedicating this blog post/ vlog to one of my dearest friends.
I remember how nervous I felt when it came to sharing my great news with you.
I felt a sense of awkwardness, because I knew that you wanted to experience the same thing; to be able to pick up the phone and tell me that you were pregnant too.
I found myself toning down my joy and excitement, just so that I didn’t come across as insensitive to your feelings.

Well  just want you to know that:

I may not be able to feel your pain, but I certainly empathise with you.
I may not be in your position, but I know the heartache that comes with wanting something so bad, it hurts.
I may not fully understand, but I know God does and He actually cares.

It’s easier to trust what we can see rather than what His word says.
Let the accompanying vlog serve as an encouragement; that regardless of what people say or how you may currently feel, there is still hope and that hope will birth forth your deepest desire.
I want you to see this period of your life as being in ‘Active Labour’.
It’s often when things get the toughest, and the pain almost unbearable that you are on the brink of receiving something beautiful, something worth all the pain.

PLEASE VIEW THE ACCOMPANYING VLOG BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW:




Sunday, 15 May 2016

'Apple' of my eye

#JustForYou
(Pregnancy Edition)

I wanted to celebrate this pregnancy and what it stood for me in a different way and one of the things I did was to visually document the whole journey, as it was something I longed to do in my previous pregnancy, but couldn't.

As promised in my previous video (last week's post), here are just a few snapshots/ highlights of this pregnancy. Something I hope will either inspire, encourage you or just put a smile on your face; as this is #JustForYou.

Happy Viewing!

[Disclaimer: I am not a professional photographer | Piictures are better viewed in a browser]


When I found out I was pregnant, I had to quickly think on the spot as to how I wanted to tell my husband and at the time the nearest thing to me was my iPad.
So what started off as a simple notification tool soon became the theme throughout the pregnancy.





I also wanted my son fully involved in the whole process, so when we decided to tell our immediate family, I made sure that he was the one to announce it.




When it came to finding out the sex of the baby, we thought we would get our family to guess. Different people got different riddles etc. Here's one of the images we sent them.


Then we finally revealed the sex of our baby with these pics below:








One of his favourite spots: 


Just one of my weekly update pics:



Here are a few baby bump shots, where I embrace both my beautiful African culture and the Asian culture that I love so much:

















PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO WATCH THE ACCOMPANYING VIDEO:

https://youtu.be/SMgve_rnJhE

https://youtu.be/SMgve_rnJhE


God is not a respecter of persons. What He has done for me, He can do for you.
You are the Apple of His eye.


PHOTO CREDIT: @JohnOmi