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I am writing this post for my Mother in law, whose strength I have always admired. For my Father in law, who welcomed me so warmly into his family. For my husband, who is my love, my heart, my strength. 

I am sorry for your pain, for your discomfort; for all that you are going through.

I am thankful for all the time that we have shared.

I have spent the past day reflecting on our life as a family. My memories started at the beginning. With the moment we first met.

Do you recall how nervous I was? I couldn’t speak or hear. I needn’t have been so worried. Instantly you accepted and embraced me, quirks and all. You gave your love freely and for that I will always be grateful.

We have since shared many Christmas’ that could only be described as perfect! Every time it was a day filled with love, laughter and joy. You gave our family Christmas traditions that we will pass to our children and that will be the highlight of our year for the rest of our days. 

My favourite memory of all, the one that still makes me laugh from deep inside my belly was when we hit the golf course. When Gav almost won. That was one the funniest days I think I have ever had. All I remember is laughing and laughing again.

I remember the speeches at my wedding. I remember tears that filled my eyes as your words landed heavily on my heart. I remember feeling honoured, feeling that I did indeed belong.

You have stood beside me through some dark and difficult times. You have always been generous with your compassion, empathy and concern. You have always wanted the best for all of us.

Thank you for all the joy and love that you have bestowed upon me. Thank you for raising and giving me the most incredible man, a man I could not love anymore. I am forever grateful.

Thank you for coming into my life and for welcoming me into yours.


  • 1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 egg
  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C or 350°F
  2. Line a tray with baking paper.
  3. Place the flour into a medium sized bowl, add the egg and mix to combine. Add the almond butter and honey, mix to combine and work with your hands. Once the mixture is well combined roll into a smooth ball. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  4. Roll the mixture between two sheets of baking paper. We like to roll ours between 3-5mm. Cut with your cookie cutter and place on the tray. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes or until lovely and golden.
  5. Allow to cool on the tray for a few minutes before moving to a cooling rack. Enjoy.
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