pure heart of gold

A pure heart of gold…

Etymology & Historical Origin of the Name Kathryn:

Kathryn is a spelling variant of Katherine. It also takes a three-syllable name and turns it into two-syllables. Katherine is the English form of the French name Catherine, which was borne by a popular Christian saint martyred in Alexandria, Egypt in the 4th century, and a favorite in medieval times when the popularity of the name grew (particularly among the French). Saint Catherine of Alexandria, nicknamed ‘the pure one,’ was a Christian martyr tortured on the wheel for upholding her religious beliefs. The name was associated with the Greek ‘katharos’’ meaning ‘pure.’ Our modern use of the Greek-derived “catharsis,” (to purge or cleanse), also lends to C/Katherine’s association with ideas of purity and innocence.


The Personality of a Kathryn:

Her personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with her spirituality. She operates on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to her, as it gives her time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find “real truth”.  Kathryn(s) are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don’t understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. They are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect – so they are equally scientific-minded. They are particularly charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Characteristics: wise, eccentric, intuitive, imaginative, philosophical, solitary

Information Courtesy of: All about the Names

We did not get to chose you

that honor was our son’s.

But if we could have picked his match

you still would be the one.

You’re the love of his life,

his cherished wife,

and a blessing from the start!

You’re more than just a daughter-in-law

you’re also our


hugs n’ special birthday blessings to our beautiful daughter-in-law ~ marriage made us family, but love has made us friends!

7 thoughts on “pure heart of gold

  1. This is the BEST birthday message! I love you all SO much! ‘Love the outdoors and fed by nature’ – I think that’s where the green comes from! 😂

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  2. Beautiful post and tribute of love to a daughter-in-law. Love indeed unites a family like yours and God’s Heart of Love also pours out to strengthen the bonds. Blessings! (Regarding the name Katherine. I was told once the circular spinning Catherine Wheel which is often a part of fireworks displays began as a tribute to the martyred Katherine you mentioned.) The tragedy is represented by the burning but the beautiful lights it shines in the darkness symbolises both her purity of life (white light) and joy and radiance of living vitality in the now. (Do you know if this also is a recognised truth.

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    1. Thank you Faye! I have never heard of this firework connection to the name Kathryn – but I would find it highly probable in truth!! How wonderful of you to take the time to share and I will definitely pass this along to our daughter-in-law. So much of what we have today connects from great wonders in the past, doesn’t it? How blessed we are to be reminded.

      I really wanted to take a moment to thank you Faye, from the bottom of my heart ❤️ for your constant support and your kind affirmations with my blog. Our family has sustained great heart-ache in the past and that our love has only strengthened for God, self, one another, and others, as a result, is a pure act of grace from God. And that our love is visible to you is a balm to my heart, for it is a testimonial to His great love FOR us. “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12

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