Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Birthday, Katie

She would have turned 16 years old today.
I miss her every day and
I'm so thankful that she was born to us - our daughter.
You can see photos  HERE, HERE and HERE.

**Happy birthday to Elizabeth's beautiful daughter, Sophie!**
She and Katie were born the same day, the same year.

26 comments:

Meg said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KATIE!!!! :)

I hope today is filled with many of happy memories of Katie! I don't know what it's like where you are, but today is an absolutely gorgeous day in NYC. I'll be thinking of your family today!

Meg

Kay said...

Happy birthday, Katie! Hope the day is filled with thoughts of Love and wonderful memories of your amazing girl. Hugs, my friend. : )

Anonymous said...

Karen,

Happy birthday to your beautiful Katie. Such a bittersweet day, I know how you miss her, and I am so sorry.

With love and understanding,
Carol
Caroline's mom

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

Hi Karen, I really loved watching Katie's birthdays in your video. I hope your day has lots of smiles mixed in with with whatever you are feeling and doing to mark this day. You are so brave and strong to take all that love for Katie and channel it through the Endowment. I love you, Karen. Thank you for being such a great reminder of what love can do. And Happy Sweet 16 to Katie. xoxo.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Happy birthday to your sweet Angel.
I hope you and your family spend a day doing something sweet & memorable. Love to you all.
xoxoxo Suz

Robin said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful, wonderful, darling girl.

Ellen said...

Katie who is loved...Happy Birthday...your smile shines down with intensity. You were born unto a family who cherishes every blessed moment you were in their lives...

A hug to you dear...a hug (( ))

Elizabeth said...

Happy birthday, Katie. And happy birth day to you, dear Karen. I am so grateful that our girls share this day, that you are my friend, that God has blessed me with your wisdom and friendship.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your darling Katie - I'm sure this day is bitter sweet - but I hope that some of the good memories come to the fore. Thinking of you all,

Irene x

Anonymous said...

You do such a great job of honoring Katie everyday, but especially today. I know this is a day of such mixed emotions ~ but it's also a day to celebrate the gift of Katie ~ even for those of us that didn't have the chance to meet her here on earth. xo L.

Francesca said...

I came from Elizabeth's blog, happy birthday!

rebecca said...

the crown of your love is worn each moment in the hearts of all who know you.

Karen said...

I LOVE that, Karen. Princess Katie still shares her love and beauty through her beautiful, loving Mama. Sweet Sixteen is a special birthday, and I have gathered from you that Katie is both sweet and sassy enough to be interesting! I really think you should frame that shot. It's a special picture.
Love to you both today.

ChiTown Girl said...

I've been thinking about Katie all day today. Happy, happy birthday, Princess Katie!!!

Maggie said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Katie!!! Thinking about you all.

Jason, as himself said...

Sixteen. Such a milestone year. I'm sorry she isn't doing all of those things that sixteen year olds do.

Karla said...

*Hugs*

Carin said...

Thinking of you tonight. And Katie.
xoxo

Mary said...

Happy Birthday, Katie! I hope your day was full of wonderful memories. Thinking of you! xoxo

karen gerstenberger said...

Thank you, everyone, for each word and kind thought you sent and posted here. I appreciate it more than I can say. xoxoxoxo

Daisy said...

(((Karen)))

Thinking of you and your family on the birthday of your beautiful girl.

Mich

Maggie May said...

Happy Birthday Katie, beautiful girl with the tender, smart-eyed face... and Karen, my heart, to yours.

Mary Potts said...

Karen, I'm so sorry I'm a little late with my wishes. I hope your heart was full yesterday with the happy memories of the day of Katie's birth and of remembrances of all those wonderful celebrations you shared with all of us in the lovely slideshow. Katie is so loved - always was, always will be. What an utter joy!
Hugs to you

Jim said...

Yes, Happy Birthday to Katie!
Thinking about your family today Karen.
Jim

Anonymous said...

Holding you close Karen. I shared the Ben towns blog on henrys cb. Ur quote made me cry cry cry. Tears bc someone else has beautifully articulated the truth. I think you n the rest are my lifetime Hero's I cannot wait go visit and squeeze your lil bod hot momma!!! Cheers and hug Greg.

Lisa said...

Happy BELATED Birthday Sweet Katie!! Karen, thinking of your family this week during the difficult time. You have so much strength and I admire you!