Friday, February 20, 2009

happy birthday, Katie!

My one and only and favorite daughter, Katie, is turning 19 today. At 4:24 p.m., to be exact. I remember the time because we'd only arrived at the hospital here in Delaware an hour before her birth. The doctor didn't make it in time, so Bill and two nurses delivered her. I think Bill had attended more births than one of the nurses.

Let's go for an acrostic for Katie's birthday:

K - kind-hearted. I can't imagine a more compassionate, humble heart than Katie's.
A - Adventurous. I think if we gave her a suitcase and unlimited airline tickets, we'd never see her again!
T - Temperate. Katie's so even-keeled. Or as my mom used to say, "she's very good-humored." (Mom said the opposite of me.)
I - Inquisitive...about things that interest her, like photography. Amazing what Katie has learned on her own. Another 'I' word to describe her is introspective. Katie does a lot of quiet thinking about what's important to her life. This is a solid attribute for anyone.
E - Empathetic. Katie is attuned to the struggles and needs of others, especially the "little guy."

I wish you a very happy birthday, my dear Katie. We're excited that we'll spend part of the day with you!

With Katie's 19th birthday comes the realization that we'll have a teenager for just one more year. I'm not really sure how this happened, but our teens sure flew out of here in a hurry.

1 comment:

klrodman said...

She's a great one! I've enjoyed getting to know her this year. I first knew her through her photos of Ireland. She had WAY more than Daniel did...everyone did! :) But I used her photos to find out what Daniel was up to! ha!