Best Gift Ever – How Did She Know?

Somehow, Catherine knows when it’s time to really pull out the stops and give us something incredible. And yesterday, she did it at the perfect time – during Brian’s birthday celebration at the house.

I was cooking meatloaf and mashed potatoes for him when nonchalantly, I heard him say, “Look at her.” I didn’t really know if he was talking to Sarah or if he meant something was happening. I kept cooking.

“Look at her, Ellen.” Oh – I got it now. I rounded the wall between our kitchen and den and saw Catherine standing perfectly straight, head held high, pushing against Brian’s hands for support as he leaned back in the chair. Quickly grabbed the camera and captured these shots, including the one of Sarah giving her a hug, as if to say, “Good job, Catherine!”

Getting started standing.
Pushing hard to regain balance.
That's it! Nice and tall. Happy Birthday Daddy.
Good job Catherine! I love you.

Wasn’t even my birthday, but it was pretty high on my list for the best gift ever!

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  1. Happy Birthday Brian, again! What a wonderful Birthday gift from Catherine. So glad Ellen was able to get the pictures. Love, Daddy & Anne

    1. I can reply to you on the blog, but I don’t think it comes directly to your email. Let me know if you get this via email. You might.

  2. Wow, so glad you were able to capture that. You must be popping your buttons over what Catherine, did. Congratulations, Catherine, everyone is so proud of you.

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