5/18/2010

Kate's Big Weekend

I survived my trip to Dallas although I have been absolutely exhausted all week and my foot is incredibly swollen but all in all it was quite worth it. This weekend was Kate's first communion and although I'm not a practising Catholic nor her actual Godmother it was important that I be there for her. I have become her de-facto Godmother as her actual one doesn't remember nor seem to care that she is. Angie now just say that I am both Jess and Kate's to make it easier.
Kate is probably the closest thing to a mini me that I will ever come without a daughter of my own. She looks a bit like me with her big blue eyes and long curly hair and her spirit is all Paige. She is a true free spirit and really doesn't care what anyone thinks of her which is rare in young girls. I don't think that I developed such a complete self awareness until I was at least 18 years old.

When my sister asked Kate if she wanted to wear a veil for her first communion Kate said that she wanted to wear a feather in her hair. Angie said that she might be one of the only girls without a veil and would that bother her, Kate said no why should it. She couldn't understand why it would matter if she was the only one that did her own thing. So she wore a big white feather which my Mom was concerned looked a bit too much like a boa but I thought was perfect.




She looked just like a little bride in her long white dress and perfectly curled hair. My mom got her a pearl necklace and I got her a cross bracelet with sparkly cross earrings from Sara Libbey Jewelry.




I'm so proud of the amazing and independent person she is becoming. It was painful to leave them again and I teared up thinking about all the little events I'm missing with them so far away but I'm glad to at least be there for the big ones. There is a possible light at the end of the tunnel as my brother in law just got a new job which has a possibility of them being able to move back to Missouri in a few years. I don't think it would be fair to the girls to uplift them again this soon but at least there is some hope now.

13 comments:

Ann said...

Oh she looks just beautiful. How wonderful that she is doesn't go with the crowd if it doesn't suit her. I like that. Shows strong will and a sense of what she wants. I think the feather looks adorable.

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

What a spirit she has.. and so sure of herself that she knows she can be her own person.. I love the feather! And great news about their possible move back, and a few years would go by in a blink.. at least they seem to anyway..

Split Rock Ranch said...

She is gorgeous. I love her spirit - "a wise old soul" in a beautiful young body. I hope they can move closer so you can spend more time with them.

Lin said...

I like the feather! I also love that she is her own person and isn't swayed by what everyone else is doing. That is a tough thing to learn at such an early age. She is beautiful inside and out!

randomcreative said...

I love the feather! How original and fun. It's so amazing watching the young people in our lives grow up. I'm glad that you are able to spend the time with your Dallas family that you can. Hopefully it will be more in the future!

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

that is so cool that you got to share this event with her! I pain when I read your posts about children because you have so much love to give them. Remember, though, you are making such a difference in the children's lives that you touch.

She is so beautiful!

Stacie's Madness said...

awe, great pictures!

Lynne said...

She looks so very pretty and I like the feather!

Karen said...

She looks beautiful. A natural beauty. So glad you could be there for the wonderful event.c

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

Good for her! She is adorable with her feather!

Johnnie said...

Thanks for entering my giveaway. I always love your pictures. I can't wait to see what you send me to work with if you are the winner. Your niece is precious. Love your work too!

Sinclair said...

I love the feather, and I think she looked beautiful. I love that she is making her own decisions and choosing based on her convictions rather than what the group is doing. It can be very difficult to go against the grain!

(did you read my post about the book called Woolbur? this reminded me that I want to read it again)

Mayet said...

she looks lovely! isn't it great to spend time with family!

 

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