Today is my Niece Kaiti's 20th Birthday! No longer a teenager,but moving into the young adult role. It's amazing how things have advanced since I was her age. How do you live w/out your smartphones 24/7? What would a day be like without Facebook/Twitter? Global tensions, warming, terrorism, outbreaks and more becoming bigger and bigger issues in our lives. It's good to grow up, but it's also good to enjoy 'The Youth'.
Kaiti has been more of an inspiration in my life then she may know. Besides being Beautiful, inside and out, Smart, Talented and all the stuff that a proud Aunt would say, which is true. Kaiti is an inspiration when it comes to dealing w/ what life has given. Growing up she's dealt w/Juvenile Arthritis, and it doesn't go away. She has never let that hinder her from what she wants and loves to do which is dance. She absolutely glows when she's dancing. She's taken classes and
won/ particiated in numerous competitions. She continues to dance and also teaches others, while she's going to college. She does this all w/ her beautiful smile. Never allowing treatments and sore joints to get her down. It's amazing how strong a child can be, and Kaiti's strength is bigger than I think she even knows.
I wish her all the BEST and GREAT SUCCESS during her adulthood, but I hope she takes the time to 'ENJOY THE YOUTH!' In fact, we all need to do that from time to time no matter how old. There is always some 'YOUTH' that wants to get out. When it's the right time to release that , we should.
May Kaiti have a Happy 20th with many more Happy Days coming....