Saturday, March 28, 2009
haven't seen it all here on the Gold Coast!
Today also marks the 2 years, 10 months and 4 days here in Australia. We have come such a long way and we have learned so much let alone talk about the experience. As days goes by we know one thing: we never regret taking the plunge to migrate to the Gold Coast. Things are just getting worse in South Africa. We read the local paper online every now and then and cannot
believe that the world just turns a blind eye. South Africa going the same road as Zimbabwe. What a beautiful country going to ashes and the sad thing is that those who were born there (and never set foot in another Country) just accept the violence and chaos with a shrug of the shoulders. I know: been there and done that. Only when you leave and witness life outside you
realize you were the frog in the frying pan ... Well each to his own. Nuff said.
Today is a day where I count all our blessings. Not that I don't do that everyday... Some days one just feel more grateful for the little things in life. Look at the state the world is in: it reflects people's hearts. Greed, lust and self centered. Then we wonder why? To give doesn't necessary means it will cost you something. To give from the heart is better than receiving. Okay I am getting too serious.
Let me tell you more about our walk in nature yesterday. The 'skywalk' begins on a spectacular elevated bridge which enters directly into the beautiful rainforest enabling visitors like us, to explore all the different and interesting canopies along the way. The highlight is of course the
freestanding 'cantilever' which soars 30meters above Cedar Creek with magnificent views across the valley and the rainforest far below. From there we saw beautiful butterflies playing as well. Photos can't tell just how beautiful it actually is... one has to experience it.
I miss my mom, family and friends I left behind especially when I experience beautiful things like this. I would have love to share all of this first hand with them. In good time I will. God willing. Meantime we pray that they will always be protected by God's strongest Angels and that they be blessed.
Friday, March 6, 2009
I have been neglecting my blogspot terribly! Is it because I have too much on my plate? Probably! I am not a person who wears my heart on my sleeve so, only people who are close to me will know what's bugging me. Well I tend to take on everybody else's needs, worries and sadness on my shoulders, so much so that I neglect myself in the process. Well, you see everybody in Australia who still does not have their Permanent Residence knows what I am talking about! It is extremely, extremely stressful! We love life here and settled in beautifully and we will do everything to keep it that way. We are just so blessed to be here. To put it in a nutshell: I have given all my fears (and desires) to the Lord. That's it! (And for those who might read this: I have prayed for you too!)
Things look so grim out there in the world, we need to focus on the things which are positive. I know some will say what is there to focus on? Well as I look around me I see all the birds chirping for a start! :) We are healthy and for those who really need encouraging: we are still breathing: normally! So this means there is so much more in stall for us, so much to learn from and so much to experience. Some people are so much worse off than us and then also I would rather take my own journey on here on earth than someone Else's!
We make a habit of driving down to the beach every Saturday and Sunday morning before sunrise. When your feet touch the soft sand and you start walking the world change around you. Every now and again the baby surf of the water 'hugs' your feet and you could almost feel the love. If you happen to have some slices of bread with you the Seagulls will follow you as you hand it out... One morning we were lucky to have a pelican close by! He was having his brekkie and you could see the baby Breem's swimming around in the clear water. Sunrise covers the ocean and the beach with a golden glow... wonder if that is why they called it the Gold Coast?