Sunday, November 22, 2015

     You cannot miss Katey’s big dimples when she smiles. Her face lights up, and the spunky little pig-tailed toddler that is no more looks out at me with her big brown eyes. She is pure energy, and her mind never stops racing with new ideas, things to do, the latest cause she’s fighting or the text she hasn’t answered. She is pure fun, creative beyond belief and sometimes over-promises without delivering, but regardless, she is love. 

    Today she celebrates her birthday with her beautiful daughters: Mia, Ava, Emma and Ella. She is happy to have her Dad and her step-mom with her too to join in the celebration. 


  Through the years, she was always an outstanding student, a spitfire, a dedicated athlete, a manipulative teen-ager and my biggest cheerleader. We waded through some tough spells when I was a single mom, but we are both resilient, and now that she’s a mom of four, she gets it. She can talk your ear off, but she can listen, empathize and inspire. 

      She loves middle school kids (omg), is an active advocate for kids against bullying. She supervises students teachers, teachers courses at the community college, works as an Assistant Principal at a local middle school in Phoenix, carts her four girls to soccer matches, gymnastics classes, voice, guitar and violin lessons and works out with a trainer. 

     She doesn’t cook, although I really did try to teach her. She loves nice clothes and wears them beautifully, and she keeps the men in her life scratching their heads. 

   On this her birthday, I celebrate 42 years as her very proud Mom, and I pray that the joy she has given me will be returned from her own four daughters. 

     Happy Birthday, precious daughter. I love you.

                           Maman xoxo