A Thankful Exit 2020

Sorry But Not Sorry

I am sure most people will agree with me when I say “sorry but not sorry” to bid this year a farewell. I’ve spent more time in hospital this year than I think my entire lifetime. One challenge after the next kept knocking on our door and although we got through it all  in one piece, I never want a repeat of the past seven months. (Please God)

With That Said

With that said I am completely and eternally grateful for where we are. We are still a family of six healthy people. Broken bones can be fixed, Covid 19 did not defeat us and all the other little things were things we could manage and sort out by God’s grace. We made it through and honestly if I think back on this year, I can’t tell you how I kept things together. If I stood in myself, I would never have been so strong. The only way I did it was by God’s grace, His love and His protection. So many times I felt like staying in bed behind closed curtains and remain there, but we got up every day by God’s grace and continued to fight the fight and stay positive.

The Good Stuff

So much good came out of this year as well. It is easy to only see the bad stuff, but honestly loads of good things happened. We grew so close as a family, we spent more time together than ever before. My kids grew closer to each other and became friends. We started our home schooling journey six months earlier than planned, and this was one of our best decisions to point. It just suites our family and although it was a tough transition at first, we got into the swing of things quickly. By the time we actually started with home schooling, it was smooth sailing.

New Things

There were so many new things introduced into our lives this year. One big things was Tik Tok. At first it was a watch party ten minutes every night, and eventually turned into our very own Tik Tok account. I’ve also learnt that by living in Gauteng you can really stay at home for fourteen days without leaving the house once. The amazing new 60 minute Checkers app changed my way of thinking about online food shopping.

The Fun Things

How much fun was some new songs this year? Loud music on the speaker became a big thing at home and Friday night dancing a new trend. When People Zol and Jerusalema were two of the songs that put smiles on our faces and instant dance gratification. Buying face masks became a new trend and baking a normal time consumer in our home.


I won’t leave this year without seeing the good in it as well. There were plenty good memories, but I am not sad to start the new year and have hope that it will be a better one.

Farewell 2020

With all this said I will walk away from 2020 a much stronger woman, mom, wife, daughter, sister and friend. Through it all I know I’ve grown, I know I am not the same person I was 365 days ago. I am ready to take this new year on with renewed energy, enthusiasm, hope and most importantly faith.

I see why God says do not worry about tomorrow or yesterday. I’ve learnt to live in the moment and if it is a good moment, enjoy it. If it is a difficult moment, push through and if it is a tired moment, rest. God’s been good to us. God’s been with us.

May you all have a happy and blessed 2021.


Maris                                                                                                                                                                                                                               xoxo


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