Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Celebrating Cate turning 19

 Everyone loves Cate....

 Letting Ezra help blow out her candles on her cheesecake bites which are a favorite.

 Always helping wherever needed and without being asked.

 She always has room for a brother or sister or 2.... on her lap.

 She deeply and passionately loves her family...especially her little brother, Andrew. He knows this too and responds the most for her. I have learned alot by watching her.....


 This is our Cate...always willing to be there with me. She is a second momma, she is able to manage the family when I am gone, cooking for the bunch, orgainizing the day or activity like I would :) She is a gift and a pure servant. I am so happy to be celebrating this daughter of mine's 19th b-day. Her mom was only 13 when she had Cate...In our country she may have been aborted by such a yg. mom. She was placed in the orphanage and lived there until we adopted her at the age of 13. She surprises me with little gifts of love - like yesterday am when I came down to the kitchen I had a plate of eggs, tomatoes, cottage cheese, toast and sparkling cider to drink fixed by her. She has a gift of serving and she is a precious daughter and friend to me. Happy Birthday Cate !

5 comments:

Mike and Christie said...

Happy birthday Cate!:) what a precious gift you are!

Autumn said...

Happy Birthday Cate!! You are a priceless treasure and you shine so much, even to people who don't know you. What a gift from God you are! I hope you had a wonderful day and you remember how special you are. One day I will have the privilege of meeting you, but until then, I send you lots of love from afar! Happy Birthday!

Christine said...

Happy birthday Cate! You are an amazing young woman!

cate said...

Thank you so much Mom for everything. I had a wonderful day. I am so thankful to have a Mommy and Daddy like you.

Love you,

Cate

p.s Thank you for all the wishes, Autumn. I hope we do have a privilege to meet someday. I have a blog if you would like to visit it. http://livingjoyfullydaily.blogspot.com/

Penny said...

Happy Birthday to Cate! You look as beautiful on the outside as your mom describes your character on the inside. :)