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Hi everyone

My family and I have been here for 4 1/2 months now. Still feeling homesick and was relieved to find this forum.

Looking forward to great chats.

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Hi everyone

My family and I have been here for 4 1/2 months now. Still feeling homesick and was relieved to find this forum.

Looking forward to great chats.

Hi Lucille

glad you found us! You will still be feeling homesick for some time. Go with the flow- it does get better.

Where are you?

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Hi Lucille.

Welcome! See you're from Cape Town...if it makes you feel any better, we had a hectic thunder storm with rain last night...really weird. Don't think anyone got any sleep! Don't worry, I am sure most people get homesick now and again. But luckily we are all here to support and help one another! :)

Take care!

Michele

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Hi there Lucille

Welcome :) - where abouts in Cape Town are you from?

Moo

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Welcome to the forum.

Would you consider sharing you impressions of Australia? Us formulites still in South Africa lap up all these posts to learn more of what we can expect.

Looking forward to your posts.

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I agree with Wannebee, would be nice to know what you think about living in Oz.

:) Michele

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I am a Cape Flats girl!!!!!!!!!!!! We lived in Ottery before we left.

WE are currently living in Sydney. My husband, 3 kids, 12 year old girl, 7 year old boy and 5 year old boy.

I am a stay-at-home mom and I must admit it is freaking me out a bit. I come from working half day to not having a job at all. And having to clean my own house on top of it. :thumbdown:

Being away from family has been extremely hard, but it's getting better. AS for my impressions of Australia, the jury's still out. Still getting used to the place. Will let you know at the 6 months mark.

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Hi and welcome Lucille

The best advice i can give you is to stick close to this forum. See if you can find some other sa moms in sydney to go out for coffee or just chat each other up because with 3 kids believe me you need to do that, i Know. :censored: We are also looking to go to Sydney that is if my hubby finds a job there.

Keep well

Tomdoel :thumbdown:

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Hi and welcome Lucille

The best advice i can give you is to stick close to this forum. See if you can find some other sa moms in sydney to go out for coffee or just chat each other up because with 3 kids believe me you need to do that, i Know. :censored: We are also looking to go to Sydney that is if my hubby finds a job there.

Keep well

Tomdoel :thumbdown:

I plan to do that, thanks.

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Welcome to the forum, glad that you found us :thumbdown:

Please feel free to share with us when you're feeling down. We know that it is not always going to be easy and it is refreshing to hear of "real life" experiences too and not just all the nice stuf :censored:

Hope you feel better soon :blink:

Love

Michelle

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Dear Lucille,

Lovely name; I have a friend in Cape Town with the same name!

Welcome to the forum and I am glad you found us! Good luck with settling in and enjoy Sydney!

Lovies, Pippa! X

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The first year's the toughest, Lucille.

You've got to hang in there, girl, and ride the wave.

Getting in with a few other Saffers who are doing the same "wave" will make you feel like you're not the only character on the planet feeling like you do.

You've got to do two years. From what everyone says, that is the toughest time and from there the going starts to get downhill.

If you can't make it, then I'm afraid you are going back to South Africa to pick up the pieces where you left off . . . . and wasn't that what you were leaving in the first place??

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Welcome and good luck, Lucille. We're fairly new too - in Melbourne - and I'll tell you some times are hard - especially if you're stuck at home and can't get out much! I know cos I"m almost 38 weeks pregnant!!!! All I can say is that this forum has helped immensely. Don't feel embarassed to approach people and ask them if they want to meet for coffee - you don't have to be friends for life, but you just need the friendly faces for now. And even something as simple as a weekly cup of coffee to look forward too is a huge help. And whatever you were involved in in SA, try to get into here. Or volunteer. Join your local Lions club - anything that gets you busy and focussed on something else and integrates you into the community.

Good luck! :D

Gill

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Thanks eveyone for all the encouragement.

This adventure is what I make of it, and I decided 2 weeks ago that I was going to take it one day at a time.

Have been looking around at activities in the area for me to get involved with. Will let you know as soon as I find one that ineterests me.

Thanks again

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When our handicapped daughter was born just over 20 years ago, it came as a big shock.

You couldn't have shocked me any more if I'd have been told that my daughter was blind, deaf and not able to walk in her life. Thankfully, she isn't blind, deaf and walks well, but her handicap at the time was so significant to me and my wife.

The day after the birth, I visited my wife in hospital.

I knew something was wrong when I sauntered into the ward, got a silent look from the other mums there, and was just shown into a private ward by the nurse.

My wife was crying and she mentioned that we'd have this child on our hands all our lives. It seemed like a bloody great mountain to have to cope with . . . all on a Tuesday morning.

I just sat on the edge of the bed and said "We'll just take one day at a time."

Life didn't seem too over whelming that way. I knew I could cope with whatever life threw at me . . that day.

It was about the only way I could handle the situation, cos looking at my whole lifetime ahead was too much.

I just focused on getting thro that day . . . . tomorrow was another day that I didn't have to worry about today.

That's how you have to see life.

Just get thro' this day.

Tomorrow is another day and you can worry about the things of that day then, not now.

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Thanks Bob, wow you have suddenly made my mountains look like tiny ant hills

You are a super star

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Lucille.

We arrive in Sydney on 30 June. We have two boys 6 and 3. I would be very happy to meet up when we get there....keep in touch!!

Cheers

Reid

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Bob, you are wonderful.

Thanks for the encouragement. This is definately what I have decided to do, take it one day at a time.

Lucille.

We arrive in Sydney on 30 June. We have two boys 6 and 3. I would be very happy to meet up when we get there....keep in touch!!

Cheers

Reid

Where in Sydney will you be staying?

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Hi Bob,

Thanks for the tears :blush: I truly believe that God give "special" children to only wonderful people, because He knows who He can trust with His angels.

I take my hat off to you

Take care

Michelle

When our handicapped daughter was born just over 20 years ago, it came as a big shock.

You couldn't have shocked me any more if I'd have been told that my daughter was blind, deaf and not able to walk in her life. Thankfully, she isn't blind, deaf and walks well, but her handicap at the time was so significant to me and my wife.

The day after the birth, I visited my wife in hospital.

I knew something was wrong when I sauntered into the ward, got a silent look from the other mums there, and was just shown into a private ward by the nurse.

My wife was crying and she mentioned that we'd have this child on our hands all our lives. It seemed like a bloody great mountain to have to cope with . . . all on a Tuesday morning.

I just sat on the edge of the bed and said "We'll just take one day at a time."

Life didn't seem too over whelming that way. I knew I could cope with whatever life threw at me . . that day.

It was about the only way I could handle the situation, cos looking at my whole lifetime ahead was too much.

I just focused on getting thro that day . . . . tomorrow was another day that I didn't have to worry about today.

That's how you have to see life.

Just get thro' this day.

Tomorrow is another day and you can worry about the things of that day then, not now.

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