How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!-Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Dear Reader,

It’s been a long harsh winter…..

Starting with being retrenched end of 2018. My mother being diagnosed with cancer in December. Watching her fading away until she left us in July 2019.

I had high hopes for 2020. I had an opportunity to teach reading and math at a nursery school as an extra–curricular activity.

I never saw it coming. The one moment I was still trying to find my feet with this new venture. The next we were in lockdown. And nobody knew how long it would last.

Soon after my hopes were dashed when the school told me I won’t be able to come back. Financial pressure were mounting everywhere. And people were just struggling to survive!

I’ve been hit hard! I can remember how for nearly a month, I would just read the whole day – every day! I had no motivation or interest to do anything!

Slowly I’ve forced myself to start working on my Virtual Assistant business again, but showing no results for my efforts!

Every day was a battle against my feelings of despair. Feeling as if I am not good enough. Feeling that I have failed at life!

I’ve battled to hang onto my faith. Struggled to find God in the midst of this storm. Yearning for peace and hope!

It is now middle October and we have reached Level 1 in South Africa.

For the first time in two years I feel as if things are changing. As if my life is now moving into spring. A tiny seed of hope has started to grow in my heart. It is a season of new life!

I will treasure this little seed. Water it every day with prayer and fertilize it with Scripture. And with God’s help it will grow big and strong.

And I hope it will one day provide a resting place for some of the weary travelers of life.

I have decided to focus more on writing. Since reading was always part of my life, I’ve decided to start a book blog. But also to start creating a writing portfolio, aiming to be able to work as a freelance writer.

I don’t know how often I’ll be able to write to you, dear reader. But I do hope that I won’t be silent for so long again!

Thanks for reading.


PS! If you love reading, visit my blog

I will love to see you there!

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