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.

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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

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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

daughter-in-heart!

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

to them we owe

Memorial Day has come to mean the beginning of summer, a time for picnics and barbecues, and a holiday to gather around the family. That happiness and freedom, however, is a product of the real cause for the holiday: the sacrifice made by men and women who have fought and died for the freedoms and liberties Americans hold dear. Memorial Day is a time to remember that the American way of life is not cheap but rather has been purchased by the lives of so many who have sacrificed for us to live free and happily now.

‘lest we forget…

To Them We Owe

© Don Nielsen

Published: June 2014

Happened today, and in the past;
Sacrifice made, for ours to last.

Wives to widows, families torn;
Gave their lives, for them we mourn.

Gone forever, souls are lost;
Freedom comes, with this cost.

Enjoy the life, they did preserve;
Fate they suffered, did not deserve.

On this day, lest we forget;
To them we owe, our life in debt.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/to-them-we-owe

Land of the free because of the Brave.

hugs n’ blessings to all those who mourn the loss of a loved one today – may their ultimate sacrifice never be forgotten.

“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

John 15:13
RIP 1st Lt. Chase Prasnicki June 27, 2012

a man of many names

Thunder, Gompy, Cuppycake, and Dan the Man

he’ll answer to all and assist any way that he can!

Selfless as selfless can be,

his laugh-out-loud love has forever captured me.

Image courtesy of Pinterest.

hugs n’ belated birthday blessings to the One whose ability to make me laugh captured my heart forever.

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

Ephesians 5:25