Thursday, July 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Aunt Kathie!

I was sure that by this time, some brilliant inspiration would hit me. I might draw you a picture or write something profound. I even considered writing a haiku, something I have only done in high school English classes. But nothing came to me.

But no matter, it is still your birthday and I at least want you to know that I am sending you the happiest of happy birthday wishes.

For those of you who do not know my Aunt Kathie, you are really missing out. I suggest you go on up to her little town outside of Binghamton, NY and meet her. She probably won't mind, but you ought to let her know you're coming. You'll see that she is just about the most loving, generous, supportive, appreciative, open-hearted person in the world. She's also funny, talented, fascinating, intelligent, and wise. Really, you have no idea of what you are missing. That's a picture of her. Isn't she magnificent???

A few of my favorite features of Aunt Kathie include:
  • She always encourages me to follow through on my ideas - she never gives me reasons why something isn't possible.

  • She always tells me she loves me, even though I already know.

  • If she says she is going to do something, she always does it - even if it takes her months or years to get around to it!

  • She is my biggest fan.

  • She takes fantastic pictures.

  • She is great at Clue, my favorite board game.

  • She loves to honor others for their greatness.

So, happy birthday Aunt Kathie! Have the best day ever - you deserve it!


Raven said...

Wow. You brought tears to my eyes (good tears)... I do indeed feel filled with joy and love. How lucky am I! And what a wonderful gift to get. If you don't mind (even if you do), I'm going to post a link to your post (oh... how self aggrandizing is that!) so others can meet your wonderfulness. I'm having a very nice birthday despite it being a 61.

I Love You SOOOO much,
Aunt Kathie

Anonymous said...

I'm just a friendly reader around here, but Happy Birthday Aunt Kathie! :-)

Dianne said...

Hi there Diana

I am a friend of Raven's - I try to call her Katherine but it never feels right - and I don't know why I haven't been here yet other than I am a bit slow at times

I loved your post for your Aunt Kathie and I love everything you said about her

I also love the way she talks about you

that's a whole lotta love

you're a good kid ;)

SnoopMurph said...

I didn't realize it was Aunt Kathie's birthday....

You captured her spirit so well. I am not even a true part of your family, but she has made me feel very loved and appreciated as if I was a blood relative. She is one of a kind.

Happy Birthday, Aunt Kathie!

Chester said...

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