Love & Gratitude

I am completely in love! Someone sent me a message yesterday (Lenore’s Joe) welcoming us to a “different level of love”. He hit the nail on the head. It is the next level. It’s the Grandparent kind of love.

“Move aside grown up children – hand me that gorgeous little one you just produced! Yes, I love you, but oh my word, give me that baby!”


Adrian went off early this morning to join his little family. Mike went to investigate the benefits of Worcester golf course and I stayed back at the guesthouse to work until later in the morning.

There were two small but significant things that happened yesterday. God oversees everything and overlooks nothing. Mike’s sister, Monica had made a baby blanket for Elsie, but not having Stacey’s address, sent it to me. I had left it in the packaging and ready with a whole lot of other stuff we had to take with us. Yesterday, during the labour, I got a message from Adrian to please bring a warmer baby blanket. The ones they had taken with them were (the hospital staff said) too thin.  I immediately grabbed the package from Monica and opened it to see what kind of blanket was inside. It was perfect and as soon as we arrived at the hospital it was put to work…

The other amazing thing was our accommodation. As we didn’t know when the baby would arrive, I hadn’t booked anything but had identified self catering units close to the hospital (400m away!). Apart from proximity to the hospital, it had to have two bedrooms, secure parking and good WiFi. When I knew Stacey was in labour it was 4-30am and I figured a bit too early to call this place. I waited until after 7am and then called. The wonderful owner Gisela immediately reserved us the perfect spot. After we arrived she told me how fortunate we were because it was Monday morning and a whole lot of workers were arriving to complete a job in Worcester, but we got in first!

#668 of my 1000 thanks is that the Lord’s provision covers big and small needs.

I’m not the only one in love…

We visited Stacey three times today. I did some shopping, made soup for lunch and a pasta dish for dinner. We have just got in. Adrian is still at the hospital. He’s a natural Dad, so attentive. They are wonderful parents. 

Generations come and go. Today we also remember Mike’s Dad, who passed away on this day 22nd May 1998 – he’s been with the Lord for 20 years.  Mike always shows a lot of appreciation for his parents. “He was the best Dad.”

2 Corinthians 1:5

Just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.

These are the days.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you.

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂

Gym will recommence just as soon as we return home.

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