It seems like not so long ago we were getting the call about the birth of my first niece Janneke Ruth.
At a very young age, Janneke began to fill our world with her words, her music, her energy and her smiles.
I am thankful that my sister and brother-in-law moved from California, to Minnesota, to Michigan~ allowing me to be much more involved in the life of my growing nieces and nephew.
Today, I am a proud aunt of an 18-year-old niece who has a heart that loves life. Janneke continues to fill my world with her words, her music, her energy and her smiles. It continues to be a delightful journey to be involved in her life. As Janneke embarks on her 18th year, she is preparing to travel to Europe to train with Youth With A Mission and share her passion for God, life, and relationships. I am so proud of her and thank God every day that He chose me to be in her life from her first breath to my last. (Lord willing)
Janneke Ruth, continue to live big, love deep and sing loud! I am praying for you as you continue to spread your wings and bring wonderful things to many people. Please always remember to carve time out to nurture your own spirit and be kind to yourself as well as those who surround you. I am here for you and so proud of you…..Happy 18th birthday! I love you tons and tons…..