The countdown started a year ago at Thanksgiving. I do believe I've heard the count every day for the last year. On Thanksgiving day my daughter turned 16. Of course EVERYONE was quite aware of that fact if you've spent any given amount of time near her recently. We had the usual celebration of Thanksgiving/Birthday with our families (blessed) then we had to wait a week to have the smashing party full of friends and other sixteeners or soon to be sixteeners. It wat great hearing the house full of a good time. What was I thinking have 25 teenagers at one time! She started out in the world five weeks early but has been a blessing to us all every minute along the way. I think I was just as excited as her for this day to get here. Happy Birthday and many more happy blessed and healthy years ahead!
To many (including myself from time to time) hear the name Katrina and have horrid memories. I now hear the name Katrina and think kindness, beauty, gentleness, and every 'describing word' of niceness. It's funny how memories or events alter your thoughts. I came across the book called Katrina at one of my favorite hangouts lately and instead of thinking of floods and debris and damage I thought of laughter, thoughtfulness and an English Empress. (Engligh as in grammer...) What thoughts are provoked when people hear your name?