I Am Me

I Am Me 

I am me,

I am Megan,

I am wife,

I am mommy,

I am daughter, sister and friend.

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I am more than this,

I am created in His image,

I am beautiful,

I am curvy,

I am perfect in His eyes,

So I should be perfect in my eyes.

I am not perfect in my eyes,

I am too curvy in my eyes,

I am not beautiful in my eyes,

I have too many lumps and bumps,

In my eyes.

I am learning to love myself,

I am learning to like who I see,

I am learning to embrace my curves,

I am learning health,

I am learning to love me,

Because I am me.

I am fearfully and wonderfully made,

I am unique,

I am beautiful,

I am me,

And I love all of me.

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Memories to last a lifetime

Here we are, about a month and a half after having arrived in Cape Town. While we are so happy to be back in the 021, there is still a part of me that really misses Durban and all its beauty. I miss the beach, the greenery, the gorgeous summer days. Mostly, I miss the people of Durban. I miss my family there, and all the special friends we made over the years.

Durban will always be a special place for our little family. It is the city where Jason and I built a life we loved and were proud of. It is also the city where we became a family of 3. That is probably one of the main reasons why we will always treasure Durban. We will forever be grateful for the part of our journey that lead us to Durban, and to our Noah.

Just before we left Durban, literally days before we left, we had a fun family photo shoot with Craig Mannheim from Unprecedented Pictures. Craig takes the most amazing photos, and we had so much fun making our last few memories in our beloved Durban. It really was the most special time, taking photos, laughing and having fun, making memories to last a lifetime!

Thank you, Craig, for capturing these moments for us. Moments that we will treasure forever, in a city we love.

As much as I miss Durban, I am so excited to be in Cape Town. I am so excited for what is to come for our family, in yet another beautiful city, in beautiful South Africa. I cannot wait to see where this part of our journey leads us!

Feed a child, feed a dream

When I look at my Noah, I see a little prince, with the whole world at his feet. Jason and I often talk about all the things he could possibly do with his life. We talk, we dream, we nurture, because we want him to be all that he can be. When I look at my Noah, I see a healthy, happy little boy. A little boy who loves adventure, and takes on life at full throttle.

I look at my Noah and I am so thankful that we are able to care for him and provide for him. I am so thankful that we are able to send him to school with a full tummy from breakfast, and with a lunch bag filled with food, for his next meal. How many children in South Africa go to school hungry, unsure when they will be able to eat their next meal? Too many; which is why Albany Bakeries is running a campaign to deliver 5 million meals to underprivileged school children across South Africa, in 2018.

Hunger, poor quality food and education continue to plague South Africa’s children. Recently, the Annual South African Child Gauge reported that about 53 children under the age of five die in South Africa every day — and three-quarters of them do not live to see their first birthday. Malnutrition doesn’t only threaten children’s survival, it undermines their ability to thrive and achieve their full potential. In 2018, Albany Bakeries is reaching out to citizens across the country to join hands in making a difference.

 

As a mom, I am so excited about this campaign. I am behind any initiative that will help feed under privileged children in our beautiful country. We have the power to help make a difference in the lives of children who so desperately need it. Let’s be the village. Let’s all do our part to help feed 5 million children in Mzansi this year. Here is how you can get involved:

Mzansi has the ability to help hungry children achieve their dreams, but it all starts with a nutritional meal to help them concentrate at school.  For every loaf of Albany Superior and Everyday bread purchased during the campaign at SPAR, Shoprite Checkers, Pick n Pay and spaza shops, a child in need will be fed and given a fresh and healthy start. Added to this, consumers stand a chance to help a school win R10 000 in cash towards a nutritional and/or feeding scheme. In total 50 schools across South Africa will benefit from Albany Bakeries generosity.

With malnutrition a major underlying cause of death in 64% of South Africa’s children under the age of five, as reported by Unicef South Africa, food and nutrition are an essential element in the prevention of this growing epidemic. Bread is a staple food that provides carbohydrates, the energy provider that both fills a child’s stomach and keeps them fuelled for longer. Filled with nutritious benefits and fortified with vitamins and minerals, bread prevents energy ‘highs and lows’ and sustains energy for much longer.

Go ahead and buy a loaf of bread. Help Albany Bakeries feed 5 million children. It’s really that simple. You can change a life by buying a loaf.

Every time I look at my Noah, and send him to school with his packed lunch bag and full tummy, I am reminded of the children who don’t have a full tummy. I will buy their bread. Will you?