Memoir from Mel
Hey! My name is Mel... mummy to izak jeyer (4) cruz jagger (3) and harlow scout (1). I’m biased, but I think they may just be the cutest in the world. I’m married to luke holmes... rugby union player, university student, co-maker of the “cutest kids in the world”, plumber by trade, fashion designer and all-round nice guy, although he’s OC about cleanliness, but that’s a whole other story....
I work in Marketing and PR and LOVE it... but nothing beats being a mum... I have my days, but on the whole, I adore it. Was born to breed and am currently working on convincing Luke to be open to the idea of producing more offspring.
So I’ve lamented quite a lot about my first post....What to say? Will ‘they’ like me? Will anyone read this? Ha! So I thought I’d start with a simple:
7 things I’ve learnt as of late....
- That in my darkest hours, the power, generosity, loving kindness and tenderness of humanity at its’ finest can carry you through ANYTHING. They say it takes a village to raise a child and as of late, I’ve become increasingly more grateful and aware of those around me whom I do life with.We recently farewelled my beautiful Dad who was only 56 years old and amidst the pain of this time, I realised the importance, goodness and unswerving devotion of ‘my village’.
- Be wary of the person who tattoos you yet does not have one tattoo on their body...it often means they’ve no idea what they’re doing.
- Be even more wary of tattoo parlours that can fit you and your 6 siblings and cousins in on a Saturday morning with 30 minutes notice. (Ouch!)
- Children are one of God’s most beautiful gifts. To hear their giggles, know the simplicity of their reasoning and to ponder their perspectives is truly heart warming. I’m navigating some interesting times right now with 3 little humans and I can’t wait to get your ideas and suggestions around how I omit a few words from their vocabs!
- Choosing your life’s partner is one of the single most important decisions of your life. I will teach my kids to choose someone like their Dad. To know him, is to love him. He possesses a huge capacity, is tenacious, tender yet strong, powerful yet gentle. He has crazy dreams and I will ever be grateful for his relentless pursuit of being the best he can be.
- I’ve learnt that if you eat too much cake mixture, the cake flops. It’s really that simple.
- Moving houses is the PITS. We’ve lived in 3 different states and 7 different houses in the past 6 years... and I’m done. However, employing the principle “if it’s not useful and/or beautiful it doesn’t stay in the house” makes the journey a little better!
I’m looking forward to getting to know you... until next time. Mel x