Once upon a time,a very long time ago,on June 11,Jake and Annie Janzen welcomed their firstborn into their lives. They called this little girl,Ruth,a name taken from the Biblical account of Ruth and also in honour of a young school teacher,who taught in the local country school. Her name was Ruth Enns.
When I look at how my name was chosen,I have very big shoes to fill.I have met the school teacher and she was a sweet,sweet lady and I know the Bible story about Ruth.
I have had a wonderful childhood,with loving parents and later a little sister was added to the family to enrich my life.
On June 9,1972,I married the man of my dreams and we formed our own family unit.Life was wonderful and became even richer when our son was born.Unfortunately,not all of life is a bed of roses.In November of 2010,I had to say a final good-bye to Jake here on earth.
Through all of the ups and downs of life,one thing has been constant and that is the love and sustaining power of my Lord.Were it not for the strength I receive through Him,I could not go on.
Today,I want to pause and give praise and thanks to God,who is my strength and joy.
Every 'once upon a time' ends with a 'they lived happily ever after'.
Mine will too!
The day will come when with my Lord and Saviour and many loved ones,I WILL live happily ever after in Heaven.
That is when I will truly be able to sing,'What A happy Day!'