She came into our lives 7 years ago. She was 13 at the time. We met while serving on a family mission trip. She was extremely shy and timid at the time. But that didn't keep her from serving and becoming connected with my kids very quickly.
She quickly became a sweet addition to our family. She loved my kids and we loved her.
We have watched her go through seasons of life. We were there when she turned 16. She was there for my children's birthdays. We watched her as she graduated and went off to college. We are blessed to have her as an extension of our family.
She has become someone my kids look forward to spending time with, goof off with
and live life with.