Friday, January 30, 2009

10 Reasons Why Kate Is Cool...

I promised a post all about Kate today, so even though it is late, here we go!  In honor of her 10th birthday, here are 10 reasons why Kate is COOL!

3.  Kate is COOL because she loves whole-heartedly.  She loves her family, her animals, her friends, and her Lord with all that she has.

(Here is a photo of Katie Beth at 2 yrs. and 9 mo. - give or take a month!)

4.  Kate is COOL because she WANTS to do the right thing, and she almost ALWAYS make the right decision, if given the chance.

5.  Kate is COOL because she is discovering the athlete that is within herself.  For the longest time, she wouldn't try sports, and now that she has, she is learning to love them.  This past year she has played softball, soccer, basketball, and has also completed her first triathlon.

(Here's a pic of Kate at age 6.)
6.  Kate is COOL because she is always so helpful to everyone.  She helps me EVERY single day.  She helps her sisters.  She helps her friends.  The most amazing thing is, she WANTS to help, and enjoys doing so.

7.  Kate is COOL because she is kind and empathetic.  She never wants anyone to be hurt, and will go out of her way to befriend someone who she is afraid is being left out or is feeling bad.

(Here is a picture of Kate last year, at age 9, at her first horse show.)

8.  Kate is COOL because she is learning that it is OK to step out of her comfort zone and try something new.  This year she tried out for the Math team at her school, even though she didn't want to, and was afraid to do so.  Her teacher encouraged her to do it, and do you know what?  She made the team.

9.  Kate is COOL because she is loyal and true.  When she makes a friend, she really will stand by them.

(Here is a picture of Miss Kate just a few days ago, at her 10th birthday party.)
10.  And the tenth and final reason that Kate is COOL is because she loves her Mama.  She still likes to hang out with me and her Dad, and for that, I am so grateful.  I do vaguely recall being a girl once, and I know that the days are coming when she WON'T be so fond of her parents, but for now, I'm holding on to these moments with all I've got!

Happy Birthday, my sweet, sweet Kate.  I love you more than ice cream (and that's saying a lot!)

You are REALLY cool.

1 comment:

Shelley said...

Katie, You are SUPER COOL and we love you lots, too! Happy 10th B-DAY...