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The Voicebox

Blogs for people who lost their voice during their journey with illness

August 6, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: Expect unexpected emotions

My sister’s boyfriend came to visit her. My older brothers loved pulling pranks on him. They put a potato in the exhaust pipe of his car […]
August 3, 2020

From my Book ‘HOLD ONTO HIM’: The death of the chick

They were totally adorable in pink, green and blue.  An unexpected turn of events at the school fair.  Two begging girls each received two colour dye […]
July 31, 2020

Hold onto Him: An Under-the-bed day

We searched everywhere for her – her sister and I.  We called her name at the top of our voices.  Searched inside the house, walked into […]
July 29, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: Taking back a dream and living it

My dream of growing old with you, my Beloved, has died with you. What dreams can be birthed anew for me? I did not die with […]
July 28, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: My heart needs mending

There was a chill in the air this morning. I decided to wear my warm purple jersey. When I picked it up, I noticed that the […]
July 27, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: An attitude of gratitude

The sun is shining. I am glad to be alive. I remember the orange capers that blossomed next to the river in ‘The Lane’ in Stellenbosch […]
July 24, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: And the Oscar for the best actor goes to…

I want to roll out the red carpet for you, my Love. If I owned a little black number, I would wear it for the occasion. […]
July 23, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: Defying gravity

I am on YouTube, looking for a song that will encourage me, a sermon that will inspire me or a teaching that will enlighten me. Nothing […]
July 22, 2020

Making sense of My Grief: What do I miss?

In the course I presented at safe social distance, we talked about the impact of shock on our lives. I make mistakes like sending emails to […]