Friday, August 3, 2012

Stressed spelt backwards is Desserts

"Stressed spelt backwards is desserts". I read that on Facebook this week. I would rather desserts right now, but there's more stress and work than anything else. That's moving though, its one of the greatest stressors in life.

There's only a week and a half before we leave New Zealand for Australia. I will be a foreigner but I really have no time thankfully to stop and mull that one over. I've been sifting and sorting my little heart out here, trying to prepare and its like swimming in soup. Lots of effort, with small increments of progress. Still, we are about to leave our home and stay with friends for the final week. In just the shortest of times, it will all be done.

One thing that was a pleasant surprise was tracking through my old photos and finding a few of our early photos including a few dating ones, wedding snaps and our first son.

There's not many photos of our early days because a camera was a luxury as was having a film developed. Seventeen years we've been married this year. He's still my best friend and a great dad. This move we are making is for our children but our family is built on an abiding love for one another and for God.

I believe in marriage just like I believe in the goodness of people. Is it easy? No but nothing really is, is it. We can only do our best and the rest is up to God. If I can encourage anyone ever, its just to keep putting your best foot forward. Even with the best intentions and plans, things don't always work out. And sometimes from tragedy, joy and triumph are birthed. We never truly know how strong we are. But I am always up for a miracle and can truly marvel at how great the plans of God are for each of us. He really does love us, each one. I am so grateful for this life of mine. x










6 comments:

india flint said...

aww. gorgeous photos me dear...shining with love
xo

over the rainbow said...

OH my God, you are the most beautiful woman.....he is not so bad either. Your bright spirit reaches across the world and beyond........you are not alone on this journey.......ox

carole brungar said...

Although I've never met you in person, I think I shall miss you in spirit. Safe travels my friend, I know that you and your gorgeous family will succeed wherever you are and in whatever you do. x
hugs Carole

imbi star said...

so gorgeous my friend...what a beautiful love you share...best of love and desserts with the packing and i can't wait to connect with you on the other side soon....
big aroha xxx

Ruby in the Dust said...

Best of luck with the move Rachelle. I'm so glad I met you; you're an inspiring woman with a big heart! Hope everything goes amazingly for you and your family xx

ArtPropelled said...

Lovely to see your photos Rachelle. Hope your move has been easy and that you settle in quickly.