I wonder how parents do it. I am just an aunt and find myself overwhelmed with how quickly my nieces and nephews grow up. How could it have been 22 years ago that Annelise claimed a piece of my heart?
When I knew the little girl here, she was a mystery to me. Like they all are at this age. I see this little girl differently now that I know the woman she is.
Anneliese is a deep thinker, a lover of Jesus and people, comfortable with silence and a radiator of joy. She is fully alive in the great outdoors, has a contagious laugh, is curious and caring and responsible.
Anne has a sense of adventure and courage which we saw in full when she chose to travel the world through YWAM and walk the El Camino trail. As a young girl, she envisioned working on a horse ranch that also helped children.
Guess where she works today?
Her job today is a perfect fit for her passion, her gifts, and her growth. Anne is faithful to God’s work in her heart and making a difference in the lives of those she invests in. I am proud of you Anneliese and love the woman you are today! Thank you for your kindness and interest in my day to day, and I hope you know I will always love you, forever and always! Happy 22nd Birthday!