Happy Birthday, Dear Shani!

While it is still September 10th here in the U.S. where I live, it is September 11th in OZ (Australia), where my dear friend Shani Matthews (@Shanijane) (aka Shani) lives and that means... she is now 21 years old.

Shani joined CB on November 14, 2008. I can't remember when I first met up with her in chat but I am so glad I did! Over the years that I have known her, I've been impressed with her wisdom, her love and compassion for others and her commitment to God. She has fought a lot of battles for one so young and yet she continues to put her trust in God and she desires to follow Him no matter what.

Shani and I have laughed together, cried together, prayed together and have just plain done life together as we do life with God. I am so blessed to have come to know Shani. She truly is a blessing to me and others here at CB.

And so Princess Shani, I would like to wish you a very blessed and happy 21st 🎂. I wish I were there to help you celebrate but please know I am sending you a great big hug!

K :princess:

Shani Matthews @shanijane ·

Thankyou k! It's 4:11am here and it's official, I am now 21 years young! What a crazy,sometimes hard, sometimes challenging but amazing ride it has been! thankyou for coming on the journey with me through it all! Your 21st isn't too far away either lol xx

Alison Stewart @kiwibird ·
Congratulations and jubilation... Happy Birthday to You... You still have a long way to go before you join the wrinklies my sweet, and I pray that all those years will be filled with blessings and great joy. 🎂 Many cakes, lots of chocolate and the odd pav thrown in.:mrgreen: kbird

hmm all me smilies have disappeared!!! I wonder...