A blog is born

Lessons in French has been an idea of mine for some time now. Originally I thought it would be a book and I put it on the back burner until I had more time to myself and to learn the finer art of writing.

 I think all of us feel a need to share our story even if it is just for our children to read one day when we are singing with the angels. I did feel that my lessons could encourage someone else not to give up and to feel a little more normal about their trials and tribulations when they read mine.

 Most of us accept that our lives are made up of a series of lessons – I have just gotten to a place in my life where I was tired of going through the same lesson year after year. As a teacher myself, I know that you will continue to get stuck at the places you don’t understand and the test you have failed will need to be rewritten. I decided a little while ago that I desperately wanted to stop the cycle of going through the same lessons over and over again. I needed to take cognizance of what God was actually trying to teach me or I would be stuck in the same ‘grade’ for ever.

 Lessons in French was a privately humourous name for me as we have had the dream and vision to live in France for a long time now. But sometimes things take much longer than expected…we may never get there…we may get there tomorrow…that is the joys of living this life.

There is much more to this story and we have faced trial after trial in trying to get there. I feel like I am learning these life lessons like I would be learning another language – especially French. It is really tough – there are moments where you get it and then moments when you feel completely lost. A perfect analogy to our lives.

A friend of mine asked me what I was passionate about in the February of 2012 and I couldn’t answer her. I spent a lot of time thinking about that and it really bothered me that I was not sure about my passions anymore. The basics were there – my faith and my family but I knew there was more to it than that.

 It was when I was in Johannesburg with a school friend. Joelene, that she suggested I start blogging about my life and here it is….”Lessons in French”

 I hope it can encourage you on your journey of struggles and joys. Most of all I hope it gives you the nudge you need not to give up and to take notice of the lessons God is teaching you through the tough times, to really learn, so that you can move up to the next grade of your life.

 I am praying that everyone who reads this blog will be blessed. It is such a blessing to finally be sharing what I have kept to myself for so many years.

33 comments

      1. Thanks Mel – sometimes its tough to keep something alive that seems so far away at times but I have never been known to give up…

        Merci mon ami 😉

    1. Thank you MM for your follow – I will be visiting again soon – your blog is very interesting -there you go with those cute little images again – sign – these Mac users…lol 😉

  1. I am blessed that you found me and encouraged me so kindly! Now I can visit you and I am looking forward to reading so much more of your blog and sharing the journey with you 🙂 Thank you so much.

    1. Hi Sherri – I just love the wordpress community – and the joy of finding amazing blogs like yours. Thank you for visiting and for your support – this is the beginning of a great blogging friendship! Be blessed indeed 😉

  2. So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…
    UNCLE SPIKE

  3. Hey Mich 🙂 Thank you so much for nominating me, You have no idea how good it feels to know there are some who actually get me,*winks”
    Lesson’s in French, now there is a task! Yep, it sums up learning to understand and live the life we are meant to.
    I’m particularly humbled by these words “I needed to take cognizance of what God was actually trying to teach me or I would be stuck in the same ‘grade’ for ever.
    Full final stop. the lesson begins right here 🙂 who wants to be the kid held back year after year?
    Thanks for an awesome reminder, I’m taking the same class and though graduation seems too far in the distant, for once, I’m actually relishing the learning process 🙂

    1. Hi Dotta

      You so deserve it! You and me both will be learning at full speed this year and I am expectant for what God is wanting to show me.
      I certainly am not wanting to get held back this year so whether it’s tough or not I am hitting the books and writing the exams – this student has her A game on 😉
      Be blessed and thank you for your support too!

  4. Such a beautiful post and blog! Hook was not lying or exaggerating when he sang your praises with a loud speaker, I might add! I especially enjoyed your last line. It is not every day we come by a blogger or writer who blesses everyone with their post or blog. Merci, belle Michelle!

    1. Thank you so much for those words Shirley…blogging has not been as simple as I thought it would be…well not for me – it’s quite humbling throwing your thoughts out there for so many to read but when it blesses others then it spurs me on…
      Merci, merci xx

  5. Hi Mich, my acceptance post of The Shauny Award for Blogging Excellence is up, thank you again so much. I have also nominated you right back with Seven Awards and the Field of Flowers Award. You deserve every single one my friend, congratulations! Here is the link: http://sherrimatthewsblog.com/2014/02/19/awards-part-three-the-shauny-award-for-blogging-excellence-and-seven-awards-in-one/
    http://sherrimatthewsblog.com/2014/02/18/award-part-two-fun-and-flowers-to-brighten-the-day/

    1. Thank you so much Sherri – today is a good day in the blogging world because I also just clocked 100 followers and received and award from you! Thank you so much my friend.

  6. I love your blog too, Michelle. The lovely person you are really comes shining through. I’d like to contact you about being in a ‘blog hop’. I’m looking for a way to email you, is that possible? Thanks, Sheila

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