Friday, December 30, 2005

Happy Birthday to You!

Yesterday was the birthday of my youngest. I can hardly believe she's 21! Now all my kids are offically grown up. :(
It seems like only the other day, I was pregnant on Christmas, living in Alabama....we had a fire in the fireplace on Christmas morning and had to put it out and open the doors by noon because it was so warm. I wasn't due until Jan.16th so no huge baby rush was on...we had been caught up in the Christmas season and hadn't had much time to focus on new baby with 2 little ones already running around. Suddenly only 4 days after Christmas, our third child decides to make her appearance....this was before the days of multiple ultrasounds so we had no scientific idea of the sex of our baby...but I was sure it was a boy. I had felt the same confidence on our first two and had been correct so I was very shocked when Dr M. announced that our new little one... was a girl. What?? are you sure?? I asked several times, in the muddled state of a woman just giving birth. :-) Yes, indeed...he was sure....we had a beautiful little girl. We named her Kathryn Alayne which means Pure Light and she has indeed been a source of pure light and joy ever since.
In those days the traditional hospital stay was 3 days.....before we got home with her the weather had changed, in typical Alabama style, to 10 degrees, and we were iced and snowed in for a week after bringing her home. Her siblings had the flu just before and her dad caught it just in time to welcome Katy home...and a fun time was had by all...lol....well it was memorable at the least. :)

She has since grown to be a beautiful young woman who is stopped on the street by talent agents and model recruiters. She is a wonder in business and has landed an incredible job, putting herself well on her way to a profitable career. She is also a fabulous mommy to my equally as beautiful Jadabear. Loyal, affectionate, considerate and thoughtful, she is a joy to know. Blessed are those who call her friend. I consider myself so fortunate to have her as my daughter and thank the Lord for her daily.

I love you Katybug, my joyful surprise! Mom & Dad are SO proud of who you have grown up to be! HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY!

9 comments:

Angela said...

Beautiful!!! You have a beautiful family!!! Great story, isn't wonderful how you can remember is like it was yesterday. I don't think I will every forget the day Aiden was born, well, it's not even been a year for me, lol...but I will never forget. Happy Birthday Kathryn!!!

Kimber said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!!

My oldest is only 12, but like you, I remember his birth, just like it was yesterday! So, wish we could freeze time...but grow they must :(

Anyway, blessings to you and your family! And Happy New Year!

Kimber said...

P.S. Forgot to mention that I have a Christmas baby too..my third child too actually....we named her Noel and she was born Dec. 26th...

suburban mom said...

Beautiful. I loved reading that. She sounds like an amazing young woman.

Goody said...

Happy Birthday Katy!

Annette said...

She really is beautiful! A portion of Christ that displays His Joy to us. Thank you for sharing you and your daughter with us in Arlington, Texas by way of Blogspot:)

Your Sister in Christ,
Annette

Drea said...

Its amazing how time goes by. Feels like yesterday I was in High School... Now Im married and a MOM! Weird... :-) Im about the same age as your daughter. I turned 22 in August.

Shes very pretty

Jada's Gigi said...

Thank you all for your kind words. I am indeed a very lucky mommy. :)

Sarah said...

Wow.
Wow.
Happy Birthday Katy!!