This pic was taken on the day of my engagement, back in January 2003. The little mischievous imp sitting next to me in this picture is my niece by marriage, Trisha. As soon as we were introduced that day, we fell in love with each other. 💖
Barely 3 years old, she made her affection for me evident right from the beginning! How could I resist such a sweet bundle of joy and mischief! Over the years, I have watched her blossom into a thoughtful, kind, very creative, compassionate young woman – in short – an amazing young lady!
Now, in college, she is also an accomplished Chef – and she learned it all by trial and error at home. When she began to experience some minor health issues (acne, anyone?); she turned to me, her Aunt, for advice and has since embraced a functional medicine approach in her lifestyle.
And she has taken it much farther than I can do or even imagine.