Monday, September 04, 2006


On a typical birthday at our house, the birthday person gets to choose their birthday dinner, and we all get together to enjoy the food, cake, and presents. On this day, we are all getting together to celebrate the fact that Katy is here, and that God has been merciful. The sobering events of the past two months have sent us back to the basics!

Since Katy is the first to check her Blog update this part of the message is for her. Daddy and I are delighted you were born, Happy Birthday! To your birth parents we would like to say, “Thank you for chosing life for Katy, she has been precious to us.” And to our Heavenly Father we do say, “Thank you that the plan you had for Katy’s life included us.” We love you.

Finally, Katy, here is a Happy Birthday message from the pages of God’s love story to us:

“The Lord our God is with you, He is mighty to save. The Lord our God takes great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, and rejoices over you with singing.” Zeph 3:17

Love, Mom and Daddy


  1. Sidu and Jillcha Says:

    Dear Katy,
    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaapppppppppppyyyyyyyyy Birrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrthday…………….!!!

    Blessed be the Lord for giving the world such a wonderful person like you. May the Lord continually strengthen you in this difficult journey.

  2. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR KATY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Okay, it’s much better when you can actually sing it. Happy Birthday, and many more!

  3. Linda Kochendarfer Says:

    I have prayed for you even this morning. Rich and I are sending along “Happy Birthday” geetings and thanking the Lord that you, your mom and dad and Paul Burton are part of our Wellspring family! May this day be one for celebrating your life and God’s providential care over you, especially these past two months. Our love is with you, Katy.
    Mr. and Mrs. K

  4. Candice & Crystal Sipe Says:

    Happy Birthday Katy!!

    What a joy it has been getting to know you these past two weeks. You are a strong young woman, and I know the Lord has blessed you with a wonderful family who loves you and supports you. You have inspired the two of us, in the way that you live your life for Christ. May God continue to send you blessings throughout the year and many years to come.

    Thanks for all your encouragment!!
    Candice & Crystal

  5. Sally Ludwig Says:

    Hi Katy,
    I wish you a Very Happy Birthday!
    I am thinking of you and your family. I am thrilled with your progress and your good attitude.
    Sally Ludwig

  6. Whitney Says:

    Hi Katy!
    Hope you’re having a happy, happy birthday! I’m praying that your sugar will get back on an even keel and that you’ll have a great night’s rest tonight. Enjoy your day today, Katy! Happy birthday!

  7. Grandma & Granddad Says:

    Happy Birthday Dear Katy. We sent a birthday card on Friday assuming that you would get it on Saturday or today, your birthday. But, if you didn’t get it on Saturday, you will get it tomorrow because there was no mail delivery today, being Labor Day.

    You have been a precious granddaughter all these many years and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

    We love you dearly and pray for you throughout each day. We trust that you had a good time on your birthday with your wonderful family. They all love you so much.

    Have a good night and sleep tight.

    Grandmom & Granddad

  8. Kristin Dunker Says:

    Hi Katy,
    I hope this day was a good one, no, a GREAT one for you! I know you spent it thanking God for all the blessings that He has brought your way, as we (those who know you) are thanking God for the gift He gave the world today (22 years ago)…you! You are such a wonderful example of gentleness and kindness - His love shines from your life. Happiest of Birthdays, ~Kristin

  9. Carrie Thompson Says:

    Dear Katy,
    Happy Birthday! I’m sorry I haven’t posted lately, but the internet has been down. ;-)

    As you might expect, we are having a great time–even though Mom & Dad are gone. Haha!! :-)

    I love you, Katy! You are in my prayers & thoughts.


  10. Maylin Says:

    Katy, I hope you had a wonderful birthday, and I’m so glad you were feeling better!

  11. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    Dearest Katy, I missed your birthday! I’m so glad it seems that God gave you a happy one! We have had so much company of late that I haven’t had much time to do mail. We are so glad that the sugar/insulin problem seems to be solved, and keep praying that God will bring you back to a more comfortable life style soon. He is mighty to save and heal! And I HAVE remembered to pray for you, nearly every single day.

    I miss the family back east so much and wish there were a way I could spend more time with all of you. What a blessing it was to have you with me last Christmas!

    Perhaps the Lord has more such wonderful suprises in store for us. Because He “delights to give good gifts to His children”.

    God bless you, Katykins, and help you to sleep through the nights. I have a granddaughter about your age, Jessica, who has Multiple Sclerosis- she also is having trouble sleeping at night. She is in college and when I talked to her yesterday she sounded so exhausted, so I’m praying for her,too.

    All for now, Aunt Lil for Uncle Tony, too.

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