A bouquet of lovely roses for my lovely niece!
How can it be 22 years already since the announcement of her birth? Boy, time does fly. I feel I have a special bond with Jackie for several reasons. One, she was my very first niece! Two, I moved all the way to Mexico just to care for her while her parents attended an intensive language course before going to Venezuela. Three, she is a fun and easy person to talk to. She really listens to me. Even though she is ____ years younger than me, she gives me good advice. (Since we have both been accused of being *economists*, I should be able to do the math here!) Four, she makes me laugh so hard and so much, whether we are together or on the phone or IMing! It doesn't matter. Something will cause us both to break out in fits of hard belly laughs! I love it! Five, she loves the Lord so much and desires to be a Proverbs 31 lady!
Happy Birthday my dear Jackie. I miss you, but I'm so happy you are in God's will serving as a missionary in Paraguay!
Here's a few photos I had available on my computer to post. I have some great photos of us together when she was a baby in Mexico. If I had a scanner, I would love to have posted the one with her taking her first steps - guess where? Climbing the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico!!
Jackie at age 3 welcoming my son home!
4th of July picnic at my house before she and Brian headed to Costa Rica for language school! Do you all remember when she posted a terrible photo of me on her blog and I promised I would get even with her? Well...here ya' go!
In Costa Rica, awaiting the arrival of their princess-Elena Grace!
One of my most favorite photos of Jackie! She had just given birth to her first angel!
A tired Mommy and baby at home!
Now just for you Jackie! Because you are expecting angel number 2, I thought you would enjoy this picture of the baby's foot marking the mommy's belly! So sweet, don't ya' think?