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Fancourt God!

I gave a talk at Fancourt. I was sitting on the verandah talking to Mum and Dad afterwards, when one of the delegates from the conference came and crouched down by my chair. She had obviously been crying. “Gaynor,  many years ago my husband was a paramedic working in Pretoria. I was with him in

Baths!

1963 I began wailing as my Mother swung me up and out the bath. “No, Mummy, no! Bath needs me!” My Mum laughed as she began towelling her two year old dry. “And I need you to put on your pyjamas. Then you can have your favourite supper –  boiled egg and soldiers. After supper

Lost Youth!

Remember the diary I mentioned in my last blog? Reading through it bought so many memories back to life……. “DM and Ron to dinner. (DM, aka Dee, is Dad’s cousin and was my aunt, Libby’s varsity friend.) Ron urged me to play my guitar thus sparking off one of the most fun-filled evenings I can

A different kind of miracle!

I had a strange and amazing thing happen to me. Listen to this… I met Sandie Day in July, 2000. She is a friend of Judy Page’s and is gregarious with a great love of life. I then invited her to my book launch which she came to willingly. After the launch she telephoned my

Isiah 40!

“Those that wait upon The Lord shall rise up like Eagles.” Isiah 40 When I had my accident I was deafened by my fall. I had no hearing whatsoever in my left ear and two percent hearing left in my right. I was, to put it bluntly, deaf! I had a lot wrong with me

Sailing Away!

(This is for all the Brodericks with love!) I read a wonderful thing about death. The author bought up the image of a ship leaving for sea. You watch it from shore as it sails off. You wave at the people on board and they wave back. As it moves further away, you can no

Eye See!

Because of my forty percent eyesight, I am no longer able to drive. As you can imagine, this causes me tremendous frustration. I used to feel that the word frustration had been specifically designed with ME in mind! Then an incident occurred which somehow makes me (figuratively and literally!) able to see things with more

Memories…………

One day I was walking along a beach. It was an icy cold, windy day which meant that the wind whistled in my hearing aid making an unbelievable racquet. I took my hearing aid out so my world should then have been completely silent. But it wasn’t. I could still hear this angry wind hurling

Miracle Man!

It begins: Faith. Yes, I have a great faith in God. But, I have learned that God’s ways are very different to the ways of man. To the ways of Gaynor Young! So, while I can hope and pray that something turns out a certain way, God might have a different plan in mind for

i thank You God!

Have you got a favourite poem? I can’t say that I have a favourite. There are too many that I love but this one by e.e. cummings is very special.   i thank You God for most this amazing day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything

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