Never too old to marry

This article is an extract from our local papers.  It is a piece of nice loving news so it deserves a place on my blog.  Congratulations to the newly weds.

Charles and Patricia Wilson have known each other about 35 years but tied the knot on Saturday after about a year of courtship. Photo/John Borren
Charles and Patricia Wilson have known each other about 35 years but tied the knot on Saturday after about a year of courtship. Photo/John Borren

Patricia Wilson wore a green, lacey dress, a white fascinator and a single string of pearls when she married her beau on Saturday – aged 83.

Her husband Charles Wilson, 81, said it was one of the happiest days of his life.
The couple have known each other for 35 years but a recent turn of events meant they started spending more time together.

Mrs Wilson had been widowed for about 11 years. While Mr Wilson had been widowed about two.

Mrs Wilson has six sons, 18 grandchildren and four great granddaughters. Charles has two sons and four grandchildren. But both were happy to open their hearts to each other.
Meeting through their church 35 years ago, both Mrs and Mr Wilson enjoyed each other’s company.

“What set it alight was naturally me being on my own and Patricia on her own. We came together by default by church and ministry activities. In the end it started to get a bit too good so we thought we better do something about it.

Mrs Wilson said Mr Wilson kept ringing her up.

“I told our pastor he was chasing me. He was after me. He was. When someone starts ringing you day by day, you think hmm this is good.”

Mr Wilson popped the question and they went out and chose a suitable engagement ring.
They married on February 13, at the Rotorua Baptist Church, with about 200 family and friends. The event was followed by an afternoon tea and dinner at the Novotel in Rotorua.
The couple were excited about their future together.

They kept busy around their home in Greenwood Park – Metlifecare Retirement Village, walking 2km down to the local shop to buy a paper every day and driving back to Rotorua to catch up with friends and family a few times a week.

The pair will go on a honeymoon to Christchurch and other parts of the South Island as soon as they make arrangements.

“It is just the beginning,” Mr Wilson said.


Article credit NZ Herald/Bay of Plenty.

The Kindness of Strangers – Watch this inspirational video

This is the story of a stranger.  To the public he is doing something questionable, scribbling or sprayed illicitly on public walls.  His actions were filmed and I watched.  It’s a short video and it wasn’t till the last 30 seconds that I appreciate his story.


A real emotional, touching video. It’s so short that you just have to see it all the way through to understand. 

Hope this can give courage and inspiration to all of us who might have faced a similar situation. Stay strong!


Please click below link to check out the kindness of this stranger.



A real emotional, touching video.


Post prompted by DP

When was the last time a stranger did something particularly kind, generous, or selfless for you? Tell us what happened!

via The Kindness of Strangers.

Sharing a Mother’s Prayer on this special Mother’s Day

Please click below link to watch the touching video from

This song was written by Rachel Aldous, and the words are just so meaningful for a mother’s care for her child to grow up under the protection of the Lord.

Beautiful – Happy Mother’s Day!


Ed Sheeran – I see Fire and Lorde’s Royals

One man, one guitar and one loop peddle is all it took to blow fans away.

Last night Ed Sheeran lit up the stage of the ASB Theatre in Auckland, and not just with his glowing ginger locks. The British songster performed a free iHeartRadio concert for fans lucky enough to have their name drawn to attend the event.

Although I wasn’t one of those lucky enough to attend the concert and see him live, thanks to The Edge – 94.2 FM that kept me entertained with the live interview with Ed Sheeran and playing ‘I see fire’ for my listening pleasure, making the hour long traffic jam felt like a short drive home.

Not only that, the best part is that Sheeran learnt our very own Lorde’s massive hit Royals in two and a half minutes and plays it for the first time ever live on The Edge – 94.2 FM Auckland radio station.

Here’s the video for your listening pleasure.  Ed Sheeran’s version of Lorde’s Royals.

Amazing Grace

I would like to take the opportunity of the approaching Easter season to share the amazing grace of God through this song.

II Divo Amazing Grace – II Divo’s powerful yet soothing rendition of Amazing Grace is breathtaking. When the bagpipes start, your heart will skip a beat! These four tenors singing in a beautiful colosseum this beloved classic will be a treasure you want to share with family and friends!


The holiday known around the world as Easter Sunday usually brings pleasant images to mind; family gatherings, egg hunts, and visits from the Easter bunny.  However, to Christians, Easter has a far deeper, sweeter meaning.  The day symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and his triumph over the grave. Christ’s resurrection is perhaps the single most important event to occur in the history of Christianity, for according to Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:17, “if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile, and you are still in your sins.” – See more at:


This post is prompted after reading Don Charisma’s prompt Imagine

The song Imagine by John Lennon immediately came into my mind. A lovely song and even more lovelier sung by a very young Connie Talbot (she was only eight when this song was recorded – first video).

Everyone know Connie Talbot (born 20 November 2000) is an English child singer from Streetly, West Midlands. She rose to fame in 2007 when she reached the final of the first series of Britain’s Got Talent, where she was runner-up to Paul Potts.

I share here a more recent video recorded in Hong Kong 2012 when she was twelve.



Just IMAGINE, if only you or your child is so talented.  Such a blessing and a joy that could be shared and enjoyed by all, a talent that touches the hearts of people through your presence, your smile and a voice so sweet that brings joy to those that listen to your songs.

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