Monday, June 22, 2009

Big Sister Graduates

Kathryn's "big sister" Heather graduated from high school this year. While not related to her in any way, Heather served the role of big sister in every way possible, beginning in pre-school when the girls were matched as buddies and they formed an instant bond. What followed is seven year friendship based on that same love shared between sisters. Heather looked after Kathryn during their years at school together, was her babysitter, took her shopping and out to movies. Heather is a skater and and we often went to see her perform; likewise, Heather has been known to sit through a few dance recitals in the past few years. She has stayed in touch with Kathryn even as we moved out of the babysitting years and they have an easy beautiful friendship.

Heather graduated from her high school with the highest honor a young lady can achieve, the Mary Award, which recognizes behaviors and characteristics most in line with the Christian values of the school. She is a bright and vibrant young lady; she moves on this fall to Gustavus Adolphus College where we know she will do great things.

OK - they are under a tent which is why they look so blue!
Congratulations Heather! I can't thank you enough for the positive impact you have had on Kathryn; she thinks the world of you and loves you to pieces. And so do we! We're very proud of you and wish nothing but the best for you - always! Please stay in touch......