Katie was "ready" to go. She's excited about starting a new path and working towards her future. She had originally planned on going to Grad-school at Berkley after graduating from UW-Madison in 2005, but her dad (my previous husband) suffered a progressive medical condition that cost him his life, last year, and she moved back 'home' to take care of him ~ giving up her well laid plans for her future. Thank heaven that Katie's big sister, Pam, helped with much of the care required for seeing to it that their Dad was kept safe his final months. This was not easy for Pam either, as she's a busy wife and mother of 3 young boys and also works full time! Katie found it hard to get back 'on track' having been out of school and the full-time work force (being her dad's guardian made it difficult for her to work full-time, because she never knew when he would need her assistance. She was frustrated and her self confidence was waning. She chose going into the Navy, on track for being an Intelligence Officer, as her way of getting her life back on a positive track. Katie stayed with me, for the last two months. She's been here since my divorce became final and since I purchased my home. She truly helped me to begin again. I'm going to miss her but I am so happy that she has this opportunity!
I'm very proud of my Beautiful Baby Girl (just as I am of her big sister and her big brother. I truly feel that the world will be a safer place with her working to make it so.
Please say a prayer for Katie ~ or wave your knitting needles ~ or whatever it is you do when you want to wish good things for someone. She's paid her dues and continues to pay them and I really, Really, REALLY want her to be happy and safe.
I miss my Beautiful Baby Girl but I know that she made the right decision and I'll be fine. I actually LIKE living alone and I'm settling back into a routine. Well, I'm TRYING to get into a routine! Time management is NOT one of my stronger skills. Katie left little notes, all over the house for me. I find them when I least expect to. There was one on the pizza in the freezer, last night! It said: "I am not a vegetable". (KT is a vegetarian and I eat sausage & pepperonni pizza) There was one on the bookshelf in my office that complimented me on what a good job I'm doing of keeping my office clean...My baby girl is still with me....
BELLA says.... ...."I miss Katie too! She took Sadie and I for long walks and runs all the time..."