https://churchwritinggroup.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/waiting-anette-swensson-2.jpg Waiting: Anette Swensson Waiting for an answer or diagnosis can be excruciating; especially when the outcome could really be something you are not looking forward to; something that is quite final. It’s a bit like sitting on an empty train station feeling alone and like the next train has been delayed: time hanging heavily … Continue reading We All Have to Wait for Something.
Coping in hard times and finding a meaningful life through hope and joy. The joy of living, Lake Malawi, 2013, M NoffkeA spider spins her web in the hope of catching her prey, 2014, M Noffke.In Africa: curios - plastic chicken and wire bicycle, 2003 Making meaning through art. Our present world The world is … Continue reading Coping in hard times
Grateful for health. Over the last month I have had all my scans and blood tests to make sure that I am in full health with regards to my breast cancer which I faced 9 years ago. Having had cancer keeps me humble as I know that it is something that one has to be … Continue reading A Grateful Heart
A sobering thought, what do you think? Today is World Cancer Day. This day has been... “organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and celebrated each year on 4 February, is an opportunity to rally the international community to end the injustice of preventable suffering from cancer.”UICC Having faced cancer myself I want … Continue reading 4 February, World Cancer Day
This is the beginning of a series in which I will give you a glimpse into my health journey; it includes my weight issues, as well as my journey with cancer (which I blogged about in the past and you can read about here.) I plan to share about it in the hope to encourage … Continue reading Weight Matters
Margaretha Bertha van Riet (Margareet Armstrong) Wellwood Caldwell Armstrong. Also known as Joe in South Africa. As I mentioned in one of my last posts that my mother died last year October – 7th October to be exact. I am not going to tell you what an amazing person she was or how I miss … Continue reading How do we grieve?
This year has been a very odd year for all of us because of Covid-19 and for me October feels like a significant month within this year so I decided to mention a few things to my readers at the beginning of this month. Photo by JJ Jordan on Pexels.com Photo by Ave Calvar Martinez … Continue reading October and our lives go on….
... so long as I am being curious and asking the questions. So long as I am willing to learn and grow.
'We hurt, we heal, we are changed forever' - MFNoffke People want to know: What did you gain through the experience with cancer? Facing a terminal disease like cancer is challenging and humbling; my life fell into perspective for me. I began to appreciate my life: what I had done and who I was. … Continue reading Life after Cancer.
So my search and research paid off. I feel comfortable in my skin and enjoy clothes again. I enjoy shining through my style. I certainly am a bud, but no longer do I try to bloom, I now acknowledge that I am blooming in a bed of roses (with the thorns).