24 March 2017 marked our 10th wedding anniversary, and writing this post brings back so many memories, plenty of good ones and a few less good ones (at least we learnt the lessons and got back up again). If I had to choose my life over again, I would choose the exact same partner. I have even teased and told him I would have married even sooner!
My husband is the rock of our household, he leads by example and has a loving heart for God; he is one awesome father and words cannot even begin to describe how much he supports me – he is literally my biggest fan!
My husband has his own business and in between doing what I love, I help him with the running of his business. Together we make such a strong team and this arrangement has been working well for us for almost 3 years. I can honestly say that it is not always easy or fun, but at least I know the boss;-)
I absolutely love being a wife to my hubby, he treats me with the greatest respect and picked me up when I was at my lowest point in life and raised me up whilst I was growing my career.
It’s not always the easiest of tasks to be a devoted wife. I think that in this new millennium we as woman also want to make our mark in the world, so to find the balance of being a wife, mom and career woman is vital. If you have the support of your family then you will find that balance, although there are times that the whole card house falls apart; but then you pick it all up and start building that precious card house again!
Being a mother of two beautiful girls is one of the biggest blessings God could ever bless me with. Although they differ in age by only 18 months and quite often drive me to the brink of insanity (laughing), they are each unique and it is the most amazing thing to see them develop into little girls each with their own identity and personality.
I am absolutely a “girly mom”, I so enjoy being able to dress them up, take them shopping and teach them the true values of a woman from a young age: To embrace yourself, and to love yourself just as God created you to be. To enhance the qualities you have, bringing forth the good and hiding away the bad.
Becoming a mom was also the biggest challenge for me, because we struggled for a few years to have children. After two miscarriages came little Mienke, a blonde haired sparkling eyed little girl, who just loves animals and who is very protective of her little sister. Anke, who surprised us as in she was not a ‘planned’ pregnancy, was definitely sent to us at the right time, with her brown hair and eyes and porcelain skin, she just filled our hearts with joy.
These two precious daughters have inspired me to grow my career and to help other mommies to look beautiful as well.
If I may share some advice, embrace being a mom, it is absolutely the hardest work, but the most rewarding job ever, so never give up, all phases do pass (or so they say)!