Why I Write – This Tribute Had Me In Tears. If I Can Help One Person… Just One “Tough Times Never Last But Tough People Do” Written by Terence

When Terence reached out to me I was both in awe and humbled. Yes I started this blog to help people and perhaps I have in different ways. But to actually receive a letter about just how much someone’s life has changed from reading my posts, wow.

I have not changed Terence’s letter; which he penned to me as I think he writes beautifully and perhaps his story, will encourage somebody else, somewhere, somehow.

“It is a real honour, privilege and pleasure to share the impact that JoJo Bayvel’s blogs has had on me personally. My name is Terence and JoJo Bayvel’s blogs have been such an encouragement and inspiration to me.

The last couple of years has not been easy but even more so in particular the last three years, life simply did not behave and some of my dreams and goals seemed out of reach.

But despite that I trusted God and leaned on Him for strength and also decided that it was time for me to embark on the completion of a degree program that I started a couple of years ago.

Little did I know that after registering in January 2020 to complete the last couple of modules, that a Pandemic would soon reach our Countries’ shores and in March 2020, life as we all knew it would change and my studies was under threat of not being completed over the planned time.

I managed to get through the semester but by the start of the new semester I was faced with more challenges and i was facing the very real prospect of not continuing my degree study program. I was ready to throw in the towel. But I prayed and asked God to help and encourage me.

It was at this time that I came across JoJo Bayvel’s blog while busy online, and found the posts very interesting and so real as I’ve not come across someone being so real online about their life’s journey and family challenges.

The Blog that totally amazed me was “Against all Odds”, where some of the challenges and against all odds experiences were shared about her sister. I was in awe of the faith of her sister, JoJo, and the rest of the family. Her sister is a living testimony that God can get us through things no matter how difficult it may be.

As soon as I was done reading it, I asked myself the Question, “ If her sister could endure all of those Against all Odds experiences and have such deep faith and be an overcomer, then I have no reason to give up”.

That blog played such a pivotal role in encouraging and inspiring me to not give up and despite my challenges, to try again. I believe that when I prayed to God for help and encouragement, little did I know that one of the ways in which He would answer would be through a blog post and the life experiences of sisters with such deep faith.

And I am so happy that the blog encouraged and Inspired me at a crucial time when the challenges mounted and i made the decision there and then to not give up, as I will be graduating with my degree in December 2021. 

JoJo Bayvel’s blog found and reached someone at a time when he needed it most. It is with this gratitude that I want to say thank you so much for your blog. It is inspiring, thought provoking, a tear jerker, courageous, brave, smile inducing, encouraging, life changing, joyful, hopeful, and most of all God Ordained and Inspired, to allow ‘An Ordinary Girl On An Extraordinary Journey Through Life’ to reach people where they are.

May God continue to bless you and your family abundantly more than you could ever ask or think and continue the excellent work. Blessings.

Terence, I end this by saying YOU are the one who has encouraged me. Tears stream as I have no way of repaying you for your beautiful words.

I know you can and will achieve great things in life – Gods holding the pen that will write your book.

Thank you again and again for inspiring me to keep on trying to make a mark on this world through my life’s experiences.

Joy always comes in the morning!

Love Always

JoJo

Another Cancer Rodeo For Our Family, This Time With Our Dad, Paul Bayvel. Believing In A Miracle At The Significant Time Of Easter – On That Old Rugged Cross.

Tears stream, written in most part by the third heart in my life, my oldest sister Bronwyn Darné

@365wholesomedays 🙏🏼➕ this is possibly the first Easter we won’t spend with our dad. This part beautifully penned by @bronni_bee ”It has been a particularly hard day this year. Our family is apart because of the lockdown, and our dad, our pops, the king of our tribe, is in hospital and we are not able to visit. He was diagnosed earlier this year with stage 4 lung cancer (having spread to his spine). The prognosis is not good But we are standing on the Word and praying for a miracle. The significance of this day has overwhelmed me but simultaneously given me peace. For when we meet the deepest of our broken moments we know we are redeemed, and we will have peace and tender mercy.”

Bronni I love you. Every word is so true. What a time for a miracle at that ’old rugged cross’ – one of our pops favourite songs.

Jesus died for this reason so that all illness is gone, all pain and suffering He took.

Believing in His love and mercy for this miracle at this profound time; Easter is not lost on us.

We know our God is a Good Good Father one of miracles and wander. Even with our hearts laying broken on the floor.
Prayers and Faith are still holding us up, enabling us to be strong enough to believe in that promise made at Calvary 2020 years ago.

And of course to put back together the pieces of these shattered hearts so we can be warriors, fighting for a man we absolutely adore. Blessed more than words that we are so close a strong, Faith filled family able to fight the fight even after Debs 32 year battle.

Heavenly Daddy hold our father in your arms as he is alone, let him know you more and more.

Fill our hearts with your love & peace. Especially mom as he is her forever love.

Old things have ceased, at the cross, at the cross…..at that old rugged Cross.

Love Always

Jo-Jo
Becky

A Dedication To An Angel On This Earth During Stressful Times. A Dedication To The Lady I Am Lucky Enough To Call My Momma

Momma & Me

Mom you are the epitome of an angel walking on earth.

You possess every single good and wonderful trait a mom, wife, sister, friend and daughter could possibly have.

You are, my momma, without a doubt the most selfless, caring, kind, loving & wonderful creation ever.

Your softness is pure and true and at 69 I’ve never known you to be anything but a gentle beauty, a loving momma, a radiant soul.

You have the external beauty and grace of a queen – without any surgical help – you literally stop people in their tracks as they are awed.

But it’s that inner beauty, that perfect person you are, that radiates and outshines even the external.

You simply glow with the loving light of our Daddy above.

Momma during this most trying time, our second rodeo, you have been the most incredible wife, whilst still being an amazing mom and friend.

My Momsy I hope one day I can be just an nth of the person you are (as we all got the Bayvel stubborn and temper how you cope I don’t know : ) ) it is my goal.

My mom, my muse, my best friend, my guardian angel. I love you!

I love you for eternity and a day. A little longer and so very much more.

Becky

A Covoid Healing Testimony. I Am In Awe Of A Mighty God. Tears Pour As Miracles Happen

This video has left me speeechless (or rather wordless) with tears just pouring onto my screen.

That God so knows the desires of our hearts he can send a stranger to pray for us and those prayers are fulfilled. As we wait for our miracle for my daddy, I ask that anyone who reads this; says a little prayer for his healing.

From strangers to acquaintances to friends; our Heavenly Father may just hear your prayer and answer it for us.

What a mighty and wonderful God we serve. He is a Good, Good Father.

Eyes up always

Love infinitely

JoJo

A Birthday Wish To My Sister. Cancer Death Sentence at 11 Today We Celebrate 42! Legends Exist

My hero.
My muse.
My strength.
My support.
My best friend.
And the legend I get to call my sister.

Happy happy birthday most beautiful little one.

I thank God everyday that I have a sister like you!

Cancer Death sentence at 11 today you turn 42. You simply amaze me.

My sis, the ying to my yang, I pray your 42nd year brings you health, love, happiness and every single thing you have ever wished and prayed for.

Our Daddy above knew a thing or 42 – when he blessed us with a real angel on this earth.

You my sweetest sister have been through a heck of a 32 year journey, yet you remain the strongest of us all. Our families go to for support & strength.

I love you from the Heavens above to the deepest oceans. Today, tomorrow and infinitely. Happy birthday again Debbie Bayvel you living legend. Becky