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.

Cheerio!

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!

glad news!

“Love and only love is the key to all life’s sorrows,
opening doors once closed, promising brighter tomorrows.”

Kathy J Parenteau

 

In a world filled with so much bad news. . .

so much sad news . . .

what a relief to share this glad news!

 

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She said, “Yes!” 

 

We have the overabounding joy of announcing preparations are under-way in welcoming a brilliant daughter-in-law into our family very soon!! Continue reading “glad news!”

Grammie had a squeeze-box!

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We are quickly approaching the one year anniversary of our darlin’ daughter & son-in-law’s wedding, which occurred in the merry month of May!

So don’t be surprised if I start revisiting some of those memories made 362 days ago!

(I promise not to be offended if you skippity-skip over the sappiness.)

But I won’t apologize for the sappy, either!

(Giggles.)

Because…there was just so much love!!!

So much joy!!!

And at a time we were so eager to receive it.

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Their love restored hope in our small unit.

Which added a balm of healing our God knew, we needed. Continue reading “Grammie had a squeeze-box!”