Billy Graham once said “You can tell the character of a person by their grandchildren”. Last Friday, our Grandparents heard the words “Well done good and faithful servant” affirming their ability to raise their children to raise someone like Kathy.

Kathy was patient, kind did not envy, she did not boast, was not proud. did not dishonor others, was not self-seeking, not easily angered, kept no record of wrongs. did not delight in evil but rejoiced with the truth. She always protected, trusted, hoped and persevered. Kathy embodied 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, Kathy embodied love

Kathy Knew the alphabet backwards, watched the first episode of Sesame Street-and through Kathy’s family we got introduced to Barney, Thomas the tank engine and now Peppa Pig- thanks Kath 🙂

Spent her teenage years working by spending her days watching the kids down the street- becoming part of their family too. Became a social worker – because she somehow thought she could “change the world”- Kathy you changed the world.

Kathy brought the Pelkey and the Skinner families into ours. Her Fiance Kevin is one of us, his daughter Kelsie is (along with Stephanie) my daughters favorite cousin- because there was too big an imbalance in girl to boy cousins before.

Kathy was my big sister, first friend, best mentor, protector, encourager, confidant, teacher. Got me my first job, “went to the store to buy me beer”, made me laugh in  church (lettuce Pray), Saved my life on at least one occasion, my integrity on several, taught me the value of right vs wrong. Forgave me at least once for every time I wronged her, Kathy made sure I was safe, protected and had what I needed.

Last week we were watching her little grandchildren, Audrey and Grayson. We were attending to some business and Grayson needed his blanket, we were not very quick to help him, Audrey threw a fit because her brother needed something, and we were slow. —well done Kathy