Final greeting from HAMILTON ISLAND

Good Morning!

From this beautiful tropical place in the Pacific, WITH PRAYER on the breeze I greet you. Breathe in His Peace!

Corona Virus has changed it here, as less visitors and MORE rising up of the young to fill in the gaps where key positions had been taken by beautiful overseas professionals, has a unique and naturally peaceful feeling. Even the closed shops does not take away from Intrinsic Island heart-beat. Even the wild-life – birds of all persuasions interact happily and the weather has been Gloriously warm and sunny.

Thank GOD for ALL Blessings. I felt to share an incident with you all which may help bring a smile to a face who understands.

We travelled on a catamaran (Island Cruise) to Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, on the day of our 50th ANNIVERSARY. I know i was both excited and very happy. It was like a dream

This beach can be GOOGLED. It is known for the whitest sand and its long stretch of pristine coastline. It is known for the ancient volcanic content in the blindingly beautiful whiteness which does not heat up the sand but allows comfortable barefoot walking even on the hottest day.

I was delighted. I walked with confidence slowly across the soft sand and then the harder sand and sank into the blue water. I lay back and the gentle waves lapped over me. The sky overhead was bluest blue with fluffy white clouds. I was very, very content,

This was fine until I wanted to get up again. Realization hit this old lady that like a beached whale I now was grounded.


I could not get my feet stabilized. I had to push my way backwards up the beach.

David saw something was wrong and helped me find my footing. It was hard. I had become like a drowned weight. Bless him he kept persevering.

I look back on this moment where I felt such a hopeless git and thank God for His gentle reminder to each one of us, In this life we will have hassles and all the trials of daily living. It is not about us – this life is temporary

THANK God for His eternal Promise. ‘When I am weak….He is strong. MY GOLDEN LESSON i will take home is this………..We all at any age must learn to deal with life’s challanges with the certainty He is with us and let humour dominate our sense of self-failures etc..

i am continuing to learn

Have a great day!

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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4 Responses to Final greeting from HAMILTON ISLAND

  1. Elizabeth Groth says:

    Looks like you had a lovely holiday. Congratulations on your 50th wedding anniversary. Enjoyed your writing.


  2. Alan Kearns says:

    What a beautiful paradise Faye. I am glad you and David had a blessed time. Even your wee lesson from Father God on the beach can be a blessed memory. God bless you both.


  3. Dawn Marie says:

    Spectacular views accompanied by spectacular memories…even those that lead you to giggle! (Often times THOSE are the best ones!) So glad David was nearby to lend you a stable hand. Continued blessings upon you both during this special time together!💕


  4. Faye says:

    THANK YOU to all. A BLESSED Time indeed we had. We are grateful as we return to our ‘normal’ life but with the richest of memories. Peace and Grace!


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