“Side by Side or miles apart, you my dear will ALWAYS be connect to my heart.” • 17 years ago, at the heart of Brussels a young Queen was born @11:04. God saved me literally with the birth of my sister. At the age of 15, I was done with life, people & bad things constantly happening to good people. I was at my wits end & couldn’t see any light at the tunnel until the day I saw her sonogram. I heard her heart-beating for the first time, it was like a jolt of electricity passing through my veins all at once. For months I watched as she grew inside my mum. I learned everything I could to prepare for her arrival, ask Doctors way too many questions. That’s why I was angry when they told us she was breached, angry that my light all of a sudden felt threatened, that I couldn’t do anything about it & I didn’t like it one bit. Passing my state of anger I got on my knees & prayed that she will be alright, be healthy, that we would love her no matter what. Again it was answered after a difficult C-Section with me watching, praying & documenting everything I saw. Before I knew it she was out. I saw my hands stretched out to welcome her into the world as they placed her into my arms. I carried her to my mums face & said to her “mama you did so good, she is everything you said she will be, BEAUTIFUL.” In that moment everything changed, I was in the presence of a light that for 17 years has being shining, helping direct my path, helping me stay on course with my purpose & my reason for never giving up when things gets hard. Because I know how God can turn any situation around for our Good. Because 17 years ago today, God took all my pain, sadness & worries, anger & more and turned them around into peace, joy, hope for the future by showing me my purpose. Gift, happy birthday my love, the ride I know hasn’t always been easy, but it sure is worth it. I love you with all my heart & you are still the BEST birthday present EVER! Think to yourselves today, what in your life has brought you back from the edge of a cliff? Remember that day & everything you felt before as you give thanks you didn’t let it win or stop you from living the life you were born to live.