Maybe it is because my parents immigrated from Friesland and Rotterdam when they were young children….
Maybe it is because my parents taught us about responsible debt if it meant experiencing the world in life changing ventures….
Maybe it is because my parents parented with the following philosophy: My child I wish for you two things….to give you roots and to give you wings!
And with roots and wings we have all lived….my siblings and I!
Tomorrow my oldest niece Janneke will put her wings to flight. She leaves for England for three months and then will be assigned to either Thailand or The Middle East for three months. During her assignment she will likely work with rescuing those who are enslaved in human trafficking. I can’t quite believe she is old enough to venture into this and yet one thing I know for sure, Janneke is capable of bringing hope, anywhere she goes. And so Janneke Ruth, go with this verse and go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29: 11
“Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be…Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar, and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.”
Praying you through, All my love, Aunt Trish