Happy Birthday Daddy

Hip, Hip, Hooray. It's my Dads Birthday xo

Hip, Hip, Hooray. It’s my Dads Birthday xo

So today I celebrate my dad’s birthday. My prayer is that God blesses him with many more years filled with good health, happiness and contentment.

Memories I will treasure

I had a good conversation with my dad yesterday, it made me realise how far we have come as we are both very stubborn. But with the death of my grandmother, my dad came home to CPT from JHB and I just laid next to him in his bed and cried. He didn’t say a thing, he just rubbed my hair. I fell asleep in my parents bed one night, he didn’t wake me, yes a 31 year old in their bed and the morning I heard him whisper that “It’s like the old days when she use to creep in our bed when she couldn’t sleep” 🙂

The Miracle pregnancy

My dad told me that my mom was told that she was barren. She could not have kids, but God had other plans. The day he found out that mom was pregnant with me, he lifted my mom up and swung her around in the doctors office. They were young, but he said that knowing my mom could have 1 child was such a blessing, and then 5 years later, they had 3 daughters 🙂

6 years ago, this was my FB memory. Note the time. I got up at 3am, made breakfast, drove at 4am from my flat in Rosebank just to get to Blackheath at 5am. My mom opened the door and once all was ready, I woke him with my best Happy Birthday song voice, served him breaky, gave the gifts  and then jumped on his bed. lol

6 years ago, this was my FB memory. Note the time. I got up at 3am, made breakfast, drove at 4am from my flat in Rosebank just to get to Blackheath at 5am. My mom opened the door and once all was ready, I woke him with my best Happy Birthday song voice, served him breaky, gave the gifts and then jumped on his bed. lol

Frederick Daniel, My Father

Daddy is very intelligent and according to me he is an engineer with a very logical way of thinking. My dad is very different to other dads,  not many people can have a decent conversation with him because of his confidence and he intimidates most people.  If you could have a good conversation with Freddy, then count yourself compatible in communications. (Hehe) My dad is very strict (sometimes his judgement can be very harsh), I can’t change that, he is set in his ways, but I can only be honest and voice my opinion because I am the eldest daughter of 3 and I have memories of him way before anyone else. I remember jogging with him at age 2 and how he and my mom took me to the community pools to teach me to swim at age 4. I remember him taking me to meet both my sisters when they were born. He would always remind me that I am the big sister.

The sad day when you see your father in a coffin, ask yourself, did you say everything you wanted to say to him before God took him away? That is a thought I always think of. It keeps me grounded and reminds me to just focus on the now, not the past.

As many of you know, Dads are not perfect, they are overprotective, they are strict, they are “our worst nightmare” when you bring boys home, but at the end of the day, it’s your dad. If you have a handful of good memories, then that enough to keep you going after they pass on.

Ask yourself: When you see your father in a coffin, did you say everything you wanted to say to him before God took him away? That is a thought I always think of. It keeps me grounded and reminds me to appreciate life.

I’m happy to have my dad in my life. I know many people who lost their dads too soon would wish to see their daddy’s again. I know my dad lost his father when he was a teenager, so having him in my life means so much.

So happy Birthday Mr Brandt. Thank You for everything you did as a father, all the hard work and all the sacrifice.

Sincerely your daughter,

Zanny

About the Author

Founder of the Just Pursue It Blog and Inspirational Women Initiative. I interview women from around the world to share their story of inspiration and hope. I'm a Motivational writer and Media designer, who is obsessed with everything Inspirational with a hint of Geek. Thrives on spreading everything Positive and enjoys the company of Fabulous Motivational people. Inspired by people with beautiful hearts. Loves Design, Interviews, Doing talks, Product Reviews, Fashion, Technology, Good food, Music and Creativity. Also adopted the role as "New Mom".

Happy Birthday Uncle Anthony

Happy Birthday to my my uncle. God knows that I love him like a 2nd daddy.

Happy Birthday to my my uncle. God knows that I love him like a 2nd daddy.

There are certain people in your life that just touches your heart and you cant imagine your life without them. One of those people is my Uncle Anthony Wilson who is also a respected Pastor in his community.

This man use to babysit me before I could even walk. I have memories of him in my grandmas house as he had the top bunk bed and I’d lay next to him and make jokes. I was in his wedding as a flower girl. He was my youth leader, he taught me how to pray (I still use his formula and people ask me how I pray and make it so powerful, well thats because my uncle saw that my gift was in prayer and he made sure I do it right) He was the MC at my 21st birthday. He constantly jokes that he is my most handsome uncle, that I won’t deny. Recently saw him in CPT and couldn’t stop smiling at every chance we spoke. I sat on his lounge floor just laughing at what he had to say. There is never a dull moment when I spend time with this special man.

Anthony Wilson, a blessing given to this world. I pray that God will use him to touch many more lives. He is a brilliant speaker and is on the air with a Christian radio station on a weekly basis, which brings me to this personal story:

A year ago when I was at my lowest, I wouldn’t speak to anyone. I blocked off the world as I felt that I wasn’t worthy of being on this earth, everything just got too much for me. But once my story got to him through the family grapevine of news. He messaged me on Whats App and I felt safe with him. I told him everything that was bothering me, he did not judge. I mean how hectic must you be to listen to your niece talking about not wanting to be here anymore? He figuratively held my hand through each week and my month of hell became my month of breakthrough (Alhumdulilah/Hallelujah) I’m indeed a walking testimony of what God can do when all hope is lost.

Dearest Boeta:

You didn’t give up on me and renewed my Faith in God and life again. I love you more than you will ever know.
Happy Birthday Uncle. You inspire me so much, I thank God for you.

Sincerely Sue

About the Author

Founder of the Just Pursue It Blog and Inspirational Women Initiative. I interview women from around the world to share their story of inspiration and hope. I'm a Motivational writer and Media designer, who is obsessed with everything Inspirational with a hint of Geek. Thrives on spreading everything Positive and enjoys the company of Fabulous Motivational people. Inspired by people with beautiful hearts. Loves Design, Interviews, Doing talks, Product Reviews, Fashion, Technology, Good food, Music and Creativity. Also adopted the role as "New Mom".