This is written at 5 am, just 5 hours into her birthday. I will probably have a post and pictures when her birthday is over, but here is a special post for her now.
Katie Lynn M. was born on October 12, 1980 at 4:30 am on the dot. My father almost had to deliver her, because he could see her head already, when they got to the hospital!! Kat was ready to be BORN!
She was NOT a "good" baby apparently. She was a "screaming memie" as my parents call her. She was constantly yelling her lungs out, nothing made her happy, then suddenly around hitting 2 I believe, she turned into a good girl. LOL. My parents never let her forget she was the worst of the babies. Who was the best you might ask? Well I was! Seriously though, I was. Apparently all my parents had to do to get me to sleep was pat me on my back and I was out. I KNOW that is something every parent dreams of. Let me bow. LOL.
Anyway, Katie even as a little girl, loved to dance. When she was old enough she joined me in ballet class. Then together we took 4 years of Acrobatics, which we loved. Katie is vertically-challenged compared to me (she is 5' 3", I ignore it when she adds and 3/4") so she was able to lots more flips and stuff than me. I was up to my 5'10" by our last year, plus having scholiosis, I just couldn't do some of the back bend then kick into a standing position things. Katie excelled at it though. After 4 years they stopped offering it, so we each tried Jazz, but were spilt up. I hated Jazz so that was my final year of dance. Katie continued on for several more years. She stopped at one point, but when she started college, she also became very interested in Belly Dance.
As you know, she took many years of belly dance before starting to teach it herself. Then she began to professionally dance and continues to both teach and perform to this day. (She teaches 5 days a week and does school for OTA) She is absolutely AMAZING. And I have seen many belly dancer's now, thanks to me helping Katie out on gigs, and my sister has a special talent. She just FEELS the dance and dances from her heart. She has joy in dancing and you feel that and it makes YOU smile. The audience ends up feeling that joy. She is gifted and she is just amazing to watch in her element. Here are a few bellydance pictures of my gorgeous sister. And is it hard to have such a gorgeous sister? You bet your sweet fanny it is! Look at her!
I KNOW!! LOL. That pic of her in green is a new fave, I just found it on FB...thabks a lot Kat! Anyway, Katie excels at anything she puts her mind to. She is an A+ student in anything she studies, okay maybe NOT art, thank goodness though, that is MY thing, she has enough she is good at!! While we clash heads a lot, which I think is due to the fact that we ARE such tight sisters, Katie is also one of my best friends. She knows when I am feeling down and does her best to cheer me up. Whether it is going to a horror movie, which she is terrifed of, or just hanging out. She can make me laugh so much, and HER laugh is absolutely contagious! The laugh you may hear ringing out through the movie auditorium? So gonna be Katie, and I love that about her.
She wants to please everyone, which means her friends take advantage of her a lot. I mean it, a lot. And that pisses me off. And she is too kind to stand up for herself. She is very good at letting things roll off her back, but she hides those feelings sometimes which is not good for her, because she can be like me, and NEED to have an outburst to get all those yucky feelings out. Her friends NEED to appreciate her more, and see what a GEM they have in her. She sticks by them through all their mistakes and keeps her mouth shut if they don't want to hear her true opinion. She is generous with her time, her money, her everything, for people she cares about. So people need to SEE that and appreciate it. She gives with all of her heart, and deserves that in return.
My little sister Katie is a sweetheart, and here is to hoping you have a great day today Katie!!
Happy Birthday Katie Lynn!!