Recent Stories

Joyce – She Is 93

Happiness is cutting a slice of birthday cake at your 93rd birthday! At 93 years of age Joyce Anlezark has had ample opportunity to consider what’s important in life. Her advice for the rest of us is practical and uncomplicated. ‘Work hard, always give a days’ work for a days pay, and be honest in all you do. Be strong in your own convictions, value your family and spend ....

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She Is Grateful – Kerryn’s Story

Us mums – we’re time-poor. We spend a fair bit of time lamenting our kids crazy schedules (well I do anyway)…. but yesterday I had reason to pause and celebrate. We were sitting in another eisteddfod and Abs was halfway through her lyrical, when I suddenly realised it was only a year since her first solo competition. As I watched her and quietly gulped back tears (for....

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She is Finding the Right Balance – Bella’s Story

I looked into the mirror all day in class at ballet, constantly critiquing and picking apart steps to make them look perfect. I was always being told, “Don’t be a lazy dancer, Come on give it all you have, higher, stronger, more, more, more.” The message was relentless and sometimes so negative I would tell myself I wasn’t good enough. I learnt at an early age not to sh....

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She Is Living In The Now – Sandy’s Story

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1 24 years ago I married the man of my dreams. He was in the military and, at the time we embarked on our life together, I hadn’t given too much thought to what life, as a military wife, would entail. I soon realized that the one thing that was certain was change. Each new ....

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Karla – She Is Known

I remember the first nursing shift I worked as a newlywed after returning from my honeymoon. I went to sign the medication log and wasn’t sure which name to use. Should I still use my maiden name or my married name? When does my name officially change, I wondered? My supervisor responded ‘Use your married name, that’s who you are now.’ Yesterday I picked up my n....

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