Meet Mia


By nature I am quite a shy person and don’t find it easy to talk about myself. Having my photo taken can be a very frustrating experience for the photographer. Therefore I decided to just apply for a job as an encourager and comforter to others walking the road of chronic  illness , especially those suffering from Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

My Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Name  :  Mia De Vries

Address :  A small coastal town named Gonubie.We live close to the seashore and have the daily privilege of hearing, smelling and seeing the sea.

Country :  South Africa

Email :

Personal Information

Date of Birth :   Long, long ago on the 5th of April.

Place of Birth :   A small Karoo town, Middelburg.

Citizenship :  I am a South African girl, but my citizenship is in Heaven where our Lord Jesus lives. (Phill. 3:20)

Marital Status :  I have been married to my teenage sweetheart for 27 years.

Spouse’s Name :  Andre Joubert De Vries. I call him Driesman, my nickname for him.

Children :  We have 2 beautiful sons. They are men now. Simon, the eldest, is a fourth year architecture student at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. Andreas, the baby, is currently taking a gap year and is planning to study mechatronics engineering from 2013, also at the same university.

Employment :  I have been employed for the last 20+ years by my husband as a home executive. (That sounds important) He has been so kind to allow me a semi-retirement with all the fringe benefits still intact since my FM/CFS started. I am a wife, mother, friend and family member of my dear family.

University :  I am still studying through the University of Life with our Lord Jesus as my Teacher. I don’t think that I will be graduating soon or any time in the future.

Professional Qualifications :  I am able to love to the utmost thanks to our wonderful God who first loved me.

Achievements :  Not much. I am still trying to create a presentable blog. Fortunately my computer skills have improved quite a lot.

Languages :  I speak and write Afrikaans and English fluently although my spelling is not always up to date. I am not clueless when it comes to German and can follow a conversation.

Interests :  Reading, writing poetry, cross-stitch embroidery, knitting, sewing, cooking and art.

21 thoughts on “Meet Mia

  1. Hi Mia, I am visiting your blog from Heart Filled Fridays! I noticed you have fibro – me too! I was just diagnosed last month. Have you heard of Dr St Amand in Marina Del Rey, California? He’s been the leading fibro doctor & researcher since before the disease even had a name! He is my doctor. I am following his Guaifenesin Protocol & about 10 of my calcium phosphate deposits went away in less than a month! You should order his book “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia” by Dr. R. Paul St. Amand. I think Amazon has it for about 5 bucks. Anyway, nobody should suffer needlessly, so I wanted to pass that along. Have a blessed day!

    1. Dear Heather
      Thank you so much for this information. Yet, I am so sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with Fm. I will definitely order this book from Amazon for there is not much knowledge amongst the medical profession in South Africa about this illness.
      Blessings XX

  2. Just wanted to stop by and say I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, Mia. We had a sprinkling of snow Christmas Eve so it was lovely and white but the roads were fine. God a surprise gift when my son came in from Utah the week before Christmas! And then we surprised my mom on Christmas Eve, and her all in tears over her grandbaby! My love to you and best wishes for the New Year. xxoo

    1. Hi Sheila
      Thank you so much for your good wishes. What a wonderful surprise to receive this message from you. I have been taking a blogging break for a week and a half, but missed you all. I hope you also have a great Jesus filled 2014 as well.
      Blessings XX

  3. I saw your comment on Michelle’s blog post this morning (Micey) and thought I would pop over here and see who you were 😉 You have a gentle, grace filled presence here on your blog! DM

  4. Dear Mia,
    I just visited your blog today, and subscribed to it. It looks lovely and I want to spend some more time here reading and catching up when I am able. Thank you for the cross-link and I look forward to the possibility of getting to know you more!

  5. Mia, i beg to differ, my friend 🙂 Under achievements you say “not much” but: you have been married to your HS sweetheart 27 years, raised boys into men, live through illness, write wonderfully, encourage thousands and your comments often make me smile. DAD says…you are an overcomer and wonderful achiever. Much love to you…

  6. Hi Mia! Just wanted to stop by and thank you for reading and commenting on my blog. Every communication is truly precious and I appreciate your kind words. Have a blessed weekend!

  7. Dear, sweet Mia,
    Because I think you are so super sweet and very deserving of this award, I’ve just nominated you for a Super Sweet Blogging Award! Check out my latest post >> 🙂 Thank you for always radiating God’s love to us all.

  8. South Africa is a beautiful place, though I have never been there. Four of my children have been there and our pastor’s daughter is married and lives there. Her sister will soon return…so it is dear to my heart.

    1. Dear Judith
      South Africans is a bunch of friendly. hospitable people. I am glad your children have good memories of our beautiful country.

  9. Interesting job title, Home Executive. That’s definitely better than the plain ol’ Housewife. I hope society would recognize that full time motherhood IS a big job and deserves credit even in the title. Once, I filled out a form and put “Home manager” in the occupation. I got a response of “What’s that?” Anyway, it’s nice visiting your blogsite. God bless you!

    1. Dear Sheila
      I really don’t mind being just a housewife. What a glorious job it is to love your man and to raise your children. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  10. Hi dear Phyllis
    Thank you, dear one, it is wonderful to meet you to. I am so encouraged by your beautiful compliment! I hope that all I write is only under the anointing of the wonderful Holy Spirit of love and that it will always be for His glory and honor.
    Hugs XX

  11. It is good to meet Mia 🙂
    I’m so intrigued at how God has enlarged my borders in the most unexpected way … with bloggers, women sharing their faith from near and far … London and South Africa. My God is amazing. Mia, I admire your gift.

  12. Hi Mia,
    I visited your blog after finding the gift of encouragement you left for me in your comment. Thank you. I have already bookmarked your site… you are talented, thoughtful, thought-provoking and yes, encouraging. I look forward to visiting again.
    I have added you to my prayer list.

    1. Hi Kathryn
      I appreciate your visit to my blog and would love to get to know you better. Thank you for your compliment! Your post on quiet truly touched my heart.
      Love to you

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