On Sunday, we celebrated Kati's birthday with a small(ish) family party. Last year's celebration was more of a big hurrah, but for this birthday she chose to keep it low key. Who knew how fitting this choice would be, for that very morning, the precious elderly gentlemen for whom she had cared for the past year and a half, who she had grown to dearly love, passed from this life into the next. And so her celebration was mingled with joy and sorrow.
It seems that has been the case many times in the past few years. Rejoicing and weeping, hand in hand, both a part of living in this temporary world.
Twenty-one years ago, our Kati came into this world...and the world is a better place because she's here! She is a joy to our hearts. Kati is beautiful, but her true beauty comes from "the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God."