Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Monday, April 13, 2015

2015 A- April Challenge - K is for Kat



It is my birthday week and I am so excited to be blogging full force on the 2015 A-Z challenge. Today's letter is K and my K is for Kat.  No, I did not spell it wrong.  Kat is my pet name for my daughter Kathryn.   She was supposed to have been born Emma Leigh....but then I could not have used her a my K word.  I had a few issues when she was born and spent a long weekend waiting for her to make her appearance.  All the other mothers on the floor had babies and when their babies were visiting I could not have company....and no one adhered to this rule more than the nurse assigned to my end of the hall.  Her name was Emma Lee....and she was a battle axe.  I cried more than once from Friday to Monday because of her....needless to say....My Emma Leigh became Kathryn Leigh.  When she was a baby I would sing her this little lullaby we called "Sweetest Little Rosebud."  I tweeked the words a bit because she wanted me to....so I did. The song was actually called "Mighty Like a Rose"....but she didn't like that....so we just changed the title too.  My lyrics went something like this:

Mighty like a rose


Sweetest little rosebud
everybody knows
not sure what to call her
but she's mighty like a rose
sweetest little baby
sweet as she can be
she's my little darling
and I love her don't you see.
Sweetest little rosebud
sweet as sweet can be
She's my little darlin'
My little Kathryn Leigh.
She loved it....and I loved singing it to her.  I had quite a plethora of songs I used when she was tiny....and right now....I wish I could hold her close in our rocking chair and sing them to her again.  She and her husband Brian are missionaries in Moldova....and the funny thing is....she was a rocking baby....and one day I turned around and she was loving children in an orphanage halfway across the world from me.  I spoke with her yesterday....it's amazing how close Moldova can be via Skype, Messenger, etc.  She wanted to hear me sing "Via Dolorosa"....so after the prom last night....I recorded it for her.....while I was in my pajamas.  I loved it....and so did she.  Yep, today my K is for Kat...my sweetest little rosebud.

3 comments:

nashvillecats2 said...

What a wonderful post, I hope your birthday goes with a swing. Kat is beautiful and your writing of her will I know be appreciated,

Yvonne....passing through from the A to Z Challenge.

Moonie said...

Aww a lovely name for a beautiful daughter. Skype is sure wonderful when you are out on the field. Waiting months or years for a letter makes being away so much more difficult.

Happy A to Zing

Team Jones said...

I love you momma! I actually just shared sweetest little rosebud with one of our girls this week:) That song will be carried on in the hearts of many. I love you!