Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy 25th Birthday, Katey

Today, our sixth child, Katey, is 25.   She was always such a quiet child, always observing, with her big eyes taking it all in. She was so quiet that I remember taking her and another daughter in the car to go shopping, when we got to the store, I had forgotten she had come along until she hopped out of the car.  She hadn't spoken a word the entire way.  Mistakenly, we thought she was shy, but that turned out not to be the case.  A friend once commented to me that you have to watch those quiet ones as they change around the age of fifteen.  Sure enough, at sixteen, Katey surprised us with a nose piercing.  Her dad made her take it out and heal, but we were surprised all right!  We had a few other surprises that make us laugh now when we reminisce about them, and now are so pleased that Katey came through the teenage years just fine.  Today, she is a beautiful woman of God, so sweet spirited, going to bible school, serving in church.  She's the favorite aunt who's asked to babysit and is wonderful with the children.
Katey, Dad and I are so proud of the woman that you are, God has a wonderful plan for your life and I'm so pleased to get to watch it unfold.
Love, Mom


Julie said...

She's beautiful! What a sweet post!

Chad and Jessica's Family said...

I remember the nose piercing episode because I was there!!! LOL I also remember a father who was willing to rip it from her nose!!!!