My sweet girl is 8 today! The youngest of four sisters, the fifth of six children, she has never been one to blend in with the masses. She has always been outgoing, not ever shy. She used to wake up from naps and announce with her arms wide open "Ta Da! I awake!" We believe that she used to think that our lives stopped because she was sleeping...it was as if she were announcing "you may all resume your lives now!" Isn't that funny? So Sarah. She has always been a tad "high maintenance", not in a demanding kind of way, but she has some OCD tendencies and some things just drove her crazy.
Like shoe laces - they have to be tied just right - everything must be even and they must NOT touch the ground. She couldn't stand tights or socks if the seems went along the toe and not across the top of the toes where she couldn't feel them!
She is one of those JOY people...she loves life and loves people. She is happy most of the time. I will never forget the first time she realized that not everybody liked her and wanted to be her friend. She was crushed and couldn't believe it - not because she is prideful - but because she likes EVERYBODY and wants to be THEIR friend. She just couldn't believe that not everyone thought like her.
For her birthday gifts she asked for real birthstone jewelry - check out her ears - art stuff and to get her Evangeline doll fixed. She had lost a limb and needed repair. It has taken years but I finally found someone about an hour away who does beautiful repair work.
Sarah was so happy to receive her gifts! She has hardly put her doll down, and said last night "I hope I never outgrow my dolls." That is another special thing about Sarah; She has always been a big talker, big words - shares her feelings, both good and bad.
Sarah is one who can seem like she never has a deep thought in her mind, but that is so wrong. She is a deep thinker and comes out with serious thoughts. She is a ponderer.
The name Sarah means 'God's Princess' and Kathryn means 'pure'. Her name then means 'God's Princess full of Purity.'
My sweet girl, may you continue to grow in the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and may you continue to shine His light. We are so thankful for you, and blessed to have you in our family.
We love you dearly, Sarah Kathryn