Ashanti (daughter of our "adopted" Valerie) turned one the same week our Oma turned one hundred. A life lived to the fullest and a life yet to be lived. Ashanti's beginning was blessed when her momma dedicated her to the Lord and promised to raise her in the knowledge of His great love and purpose for her. We were all wrapped around, nodding in agreement. Now, this little one, full of laughter and energy, delights us even more. God bless you on your first birthday, Ashanti! We love you!