When life knocks you down, calmly get back up, smile, and say. "You hit like a bitch."


Today is Woman’s Day.

This is the day we honour the women in our lives. I have a lot to be thankful for today, I have a posse of women who walk with me everyday. And I have been priviledged to gain some new friends along the way.

To my Sister Elize, I thank you for your love and dedication, you are always available when I need you. You step into the gap with ease and confidence. You are a second Mom to my boys. You are my light after a very dark tunnel. You are beside me all the way. You sit in hospital with me for hours on end, cheering me and showing me your support. You will never know exactly how much that means to me. I am astounded at your grace and love for me. Your courage has led the way for me to be brave in the face of adversity.  I am honoured and so very very priviledged to be your Sister and I am so thankful for the relationship we have. You are my very first best friend. I love you madly!

To my sweet sweet best friend Tanya. You are always there, you listen to my rants and rant along with me. You have a listening ear, you always pray for me. We have such fun you and I, dancing in the rain with you is a memory I will never forget. Your fiesty and fiery personality is just awesome! You always make me laugh!You walked this long and hard road with me without complaint. You are just always there for me, thankyou for being such a sweet friend. Thankyou for walking this road with me, I am never alone. I cant imagine my life without you. I love you always.

To Simone, I have known you since you were 9. My little Sister! Your enthusiasm and sense of fun is contageous. And just what I need! Thankyou for always dropping by, sending me messages, it comes just at the right time. You know just when I need a “pick me up”!  Great minds think alike! Like HUD!!! And one day, the most awesome “Pavement” will come along, and will be soooo much better than the old one! One that will suit you and your shoes best! Love you stax Babe!

To Tersh, my sweet friend, even though you have gone through so much in your life, you are always there to listen and to pray. You have helped in ways I could never repay, and I appreciate you so much. You have taught me some valuable lessons without even knowing it. I am honoured to know a beautiful family like yours. I love you.

Then my 2 new twitter friends Brenda and Janine, you guys have been so sweet, sending me awseome messages, some days at my lowest point without even knowing it. Words I needed to read just at the right time. I havent known you girls for long, but it feels like and old friendship already. I love you girls so much!

Then there is my Sister-in-law in New Zealand, she was a rock during my early days on dialysis, she phoned Pete every day to encourage him and send love to me. Being so far away was very difficult for her, but her help went a long way to secure my survival, I could never repay her, but I love her for the person she is to my family. Aunty Cathy rocks!

Then my friend Isobel in Canada. She’s been amazing, skype calls and whatsapp messages, parcels from Cananda with all sorts of prezzies. Her emails of encouragement meant so much to me. Its hard when friends live far away, you cant just pop in and have a cup of tea and a chat like it used to be, you have talk into a screen and miss them.

I will stop there, these women mean the world to me, and I am SO blessed to have them in my life. I look forward to tackling life with them right there by my side.

“There are women who make things better… simply by showing up. There are women who make things happen. There are women who make their way. There are women who make a difference. And women who make us smile. There are women of wit and wisdom who- through strength and courage- make it through. There are women who change the world everyday… Women like you.” 
― Ashley Rice