One of my favourite places and a spot I photograph each and every time we visit.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Monday, September 5, 2016
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Thursday, July 7, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Raising girls, raising young women, raising my grandchildren's mothers, young mens' wives, raising daughters-in-laws for another mother - raising sisters and girlfriends. These are all the titles and more that my three daughters will fulfill in their days to come.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
This is Emmeline at 13 taxiing on the runway at Redcliffe Aerodrome yesterday. She is taking part in the PEX Weekend. (Pilot Experience Weekend) with the AAFC (Australian Air Force Cadet Program).
This is my daughter who is car sick wherever we go, who regularly has anxiety that makes her sick to her stomach and frequently in tears, here she was at the controls, beside her instructor, maneouvering her aircraft for take off.
Mathew and I sat behind the razor wire for some time watching aircraft come and go. Mechanics worked on their planes, cars with flashing lights scooted across the runway and tarmac areas to different hangars. The distant sounds of aircraft and machinery hummed in the early Autumn, Sunday afternoon at the Aerodrome. There was a coolish breeze which made it bearable to be out there for the hour or so we were.
Emmeline had her briefing time of 1305 so we knew she was close to take off. Around 1310 the drone of an aircraft became louder and we looked and saw her plane kangaroo a little! and swerve a bit up the tarmac - it was our girl, learning to fly! I can't tell you how it felt to see and know she was at the controls. As the plane taxied past we saw the outlet of her hair bun under her helmet and mike and she gave us a wave. We both shouted and laughed and waved back. It really was Emm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She went out of our view for awhile and then took off right in front of us. The plane was airborne by the time we could see it. She soared into the air with just a small wiggle on the way! Ooh, bit shaky laughed Dad. We stood, helpless! yet victorious as she flew before us. I found myself again in awe, completely incredulous at what these children are doing and wanting to do in their young lives. Here is my Emmeline flying!
She banked and went up the coast line towards Bribie Island and out of our view. Silence returned to the Aerodrome and Mathew and I waited and prayed and followed her a little on the Google + locations App on my phone. Emmeline had Dad's phone on her so we could track her. Clever!
For 40 minutes or so we waited and watched the passing parade. I spotted a plane high up above us doing what we thought was a holding pattern. She crossed a path with a Qantas jet in what we knew was a safe parameter but for us down here, it looked close! We later found out it was her. She had to wait for a Tiger Moth to land. She was doing a go around! My Emmeline was doing a "go around". Praise be to God!
She is at about 1 o'clock here above the hangar.
We watcher her circle and come lower. She landed out of our view but taxied up to us, stopped and bounced a little (!) then began to drive back to the hanger.
We followed in the car down to her briefing area. We were able to walk into the area as she was the last flight for the weekend. We met her instructors and command personnel. Mathew was able to approach the plane and take this shot. We were told she was sick just on final approach after the go around. Yet here she is smiling and victorious.
Everyone got good value from her experience, assuring us everyone does it sometimes and it means nothing. She wasn't embarrassed or ashamed. I was so proud of her.
All the AAFC personnel are so pro their young cadets. I can't believe their can do attitudes and enthusiasm to share their love of all things flying and military. A big thank you and well done to them for their work with our young people.
And to our Emmeline. You amaze me with your courage and hope. We couldn't be more proud of you for your willingness to have a go this weekend. You are a blessing to us and we thank God for you today and every day. Mum and Dad.
A cool drink to celebrate!
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; these see the works of the Lord and his wonders in the deep.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Monday, February 29, 2016
She is rare and precious in His sight. She will change the world around her by just her countenance. A joy and peace radiating from her that only comes from true faith within.
Can't wait to share ...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Friday, November 6, 2015
22 years ago I became a Mother. I remember the day, the morning, as if it were yesterday - yet it seems so much longer ago than 22 years ... I remember being so surprised there really was a baby in there. To hear your little voice and see your huge dark eyes stare unblinking at me. You stopped crying, listening to my voice, we knew each other then and there. I'll not forget those moments in my life.
I knew then and there that it was one of the most romantic and binding events in our marriage - having a baby. I would do it all again if circumstances were right just to experience all those emotions between us again.
However, the sands of time change and new experiences are had between us. But, this isn't about me, it's about you. Having you, raising, loving and sharing life with you.
Happy Birthday Piglet!
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
|My daughters and I|
There is no more demanding work in all the world,no more awe-inspiring job description than raising Godly seed.It will challenge the genius, talent and grace that any human being could possess.It is the highest calling any woman can enter.
Walter J. Chantry
Yet no one will tell you that. When my daughters are asked what they want to do in life, never has anyone been ready for the answer: "to be a good wife and mother one day". Why is motherhood and marriage deemed second prize or even only if nothing else happens. I have blogged on this subject for years and always get bogged down in being too serious. Here I go again. Ah, anyhow, along with encouragement and nice platitudes let me here present the world view as well and how I cope with it.