This is my Blog - Welcome!

It is a great honor for me to share my thoughts with you.  Foster parents in South Africa have been isolated long enough.  It is time that we take hands and start supporting and encouraging each other.

Let my introduce myself! I am a mother, foster mother and director and founder of Vessels of Mercy for the past 18 years.

My children, ages 18,14,13 and 11 have also made of me a full time mom!  Now that my children are not running around in nappies anymore, I have decided to start my full time studies as a social worker in 2021 at the North West University in Potchefstroom.

The race that I am running is a good race.  I run my race with my eyes focused on Jesus.  He gives me grace to run my race.  Every day I need Him more, more than yesterday.  

Thank you for reading my blog and I am looking forward to telling you more next time!

With love and hope


Please stop by again. Thank you for your interest!



Shirleyvierkantig.jpgI started studying at the beginning of 2021.  Even though I can see the relevance and importance of sociology in the field I am pursuing, my heart lies with psychology.  One of my psychology modules brought my attention to Belonging…

What does belonging mean?  To belong is to be part of a group, with intimate relationships, to be felt understood, recognized and valued.  It is a place where you are known and know others and where you experience meaningful, mutual support.

Have you ever though what create belonging?  Here is four easy steps to create belonging which all of us so desperately need:
1. Be vulnerable.  Spend time on deepening intimacy and open yourself up to others. [Read More…]

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