Monthly Archives: December 2013

Farewell 2013

Finally! The last day of 2013. Oh how I have looked forward to this day. To close the book on the Annus horribilis that was 2013. The foreboding feeling I had last New Year’s Eve that something awful was going … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: JOY

Next to ‘Hope’, ‘Joy’ is my favourite word, followed closely by ‘Love’ and ‘Peace’. Corny, I know, but it’s the truth. Joy is also my middle name, and I often feel very privileged to have such a lovely middle name. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One

Every year when we decorate the Christmas tree there is One ornament that causes me to stop and take a moment. This ornament was bought in 2000 from Top of the World, the gift shop at the top of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

On a stinking hot day last March, our gorgeous rural community got together for a “Pink Stumps Day” – a fundraising game of cricket run amongst ourselves to raise money for the McGrath Foundation, which funds the placement of breast … Continue reading

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God give me patience…..but hurry!

The lessons I have learnt over the past 3 weeks have been hard. I still don’t know what to make of it all, but I’m waiting until I can get off the roller coaster, sit on the grass, catch my … Continue reading

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Breathe in Love, Breathe out Fear

Following much research, consultation, prayer and consideration I made the decision to have a double mastectomy with expanders, then implant, reconstruction once chemotherapy was completed. With only having had a lumpectomy and re-excision of the margins, my surgical treatment was … Continue reading

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