Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Daughter Kate

God has blessed me with 7 truly wonderful children. They are so unique and differently made. Their gifts are a mix of similar and very opposite attributes that make each one of then special . As a mother , I feel so blessed to see them growing in all areas but the most important to me , is to see their love and obedience to the Lord because everything else follows it.

Today I want to tell you about my daughter #2, Kate. Yes, she is *numbered, grin, because I have 7 children !

I honestly don't want to say too much right now however; I will let you know that she will be leaving to her college years , next week.

Kate has influenced and blessed me beyond worlds. She is the child that brings vitamins early in the day and make sure that her daddy and I take it. I don't know if that tell a lot but since kate was born she was always trying to pleased both her daddy and I ,but also very gentle and loving to her siblings.

When she was 5 years old, She had a taste of *real school* . She was in kindergarten when one day she came home and asked us if she could spend some time in her new friend's house. My husband and I were always very protective parents but I thought to check with my mother in law to see if she new the family .She soon encouraged me to let kate go for few hours. I did just that.

I confess to be anxious for her to come home and I greeted with a warm hug when she did. I asked her how it was and if she had fun. She gave me a long look and with watery eyes told me that she was sad instead of happy. You can only imagine the kind of butterflies feeling hit my stomach. She then told me like this:

" Momma I don't think you and daddy will want me to go back again because my friend took me to her parent;s room and showed me her daddy's gun. Plus , I fell sorry for her momma because everyone was calling her for everything and although she was trying her best to serve anyone , no one was serving her.... I offered to fold the laundry for her but she smiled , told thank you and then told me that it was alright and for me to go play. I love my new friend and truly want to be able to play with her but...... I thought you should know theses things!"

I stood then in my knees wiping of her tears as I was wiping mine too. I was surprised by the events ... but not by Kate's reaction.*grin*

I also remember 10 years ago.... Kate was 7. I had come from the hospital one day with 2 news .

One bad , one good.

The bad news was that I had a seizure, it would my 4Th in my period of life . I am not epileptic but I can suffer from seizures IF I go under severe stress. This was a time when my DH took a step and made a life-change for us, but specially for me. Today I can guarantee you that I live a simple but very wonderful life.

The good news was that I found out that same evening that I was with a child. That would come to be my sweet Ben.
Well, I am not very good telling stories without the details as you can see, grin, but I will try to keep it short.

For the next 9 months I was limited to a lot of things, one of then was to drive until after I gave birth and had more tests done.
I had and HAVE a dear , dear friend that volunteered to take me *every time* I needed to see my obstetrician . Well, for the next several months , before I would have a chance to greed my dear friend Pepe, Kate would run to her and tell her how thankful and appreciative she was that she was taking me to the doctors and when I would get back, she would again, tell her thank you. She *never* failed to do that every single time. It may not seems a lot to you, but it meant so much to me.
Now, wiping my new tears as I write with such loving feeling of treasured memory in my heart, I will finish here because the list is long.

I will be taking Kate to school next week. Please visit her blog and don't be a stranger if your heart is lead to. She did a post last night and if you click the picture you will be able to visit her.

Kate is a self-taught pianist and composer. She is also a writer of plays , poems, and stories.


Christel Hutson said...

Dear Pat, What wonderful stories about Kate! I did visit her blog last night, and very much enjoyed her writings, and was so happy and proud for her. Of course, as a mother of five, I too know how we love our children, but to be proud of the person they are is different than mere love. I hear the compassion, and true love of God in Kates writing. She will no doubt make you all proud at college, as well as herself. and momma, don't worry! (smiles) big hugs to you my dear friend, Christel

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW. I just visited Kate and left her a message, having been moved beyond words, really. Her fluency in music and language and in the LOVE OF JESUS is quite impressive dearest, and you and your husband are to be applauded. What a blessing...and to read your accounts of her life and YOURS, always encourages and inspires. What a wonderful world this is.....or can be, when we make it this way. BEAUTIFUL!!!! And bravo to her, and you must observe and record all of your feelings every step of the way when you take her to I understand the trip to FLA. heheeeee! This is going to be exciting....Nita

The Dutchess said...

For me my daughters are the gratest gift on this earth..soon when all goes well there will be another great gift..a granddaughter!!
I am now of to visit your Kate...she must be a wonderful person because YOU are her mother like daughter'':))

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