Wednesday, November 9, 2011


"You know why I like smiles?  Because they are beautiful." 
Kate, age 4

Katharine Semmes Davenport will celebrate her fifth birthday tomorrow. 
Our fourth daughter, born on Veteran's Day (observed) 2006 ... the very first Veteran's Day Richard observed as a Veteran.  

Kate.  Oh my Kate.  Whenever I even begin to feel down, she appears out of nowhere and gives me a hug.  Whenever Richard hugs me, she appears again out of nowhere and wedges herself between us.  

Kate has the biggest heart of any little kid I've ever seen.  Her teacher wrote to her last year, "Kate, you are a good friend."  Totally couldn't have described her any better myself.

I'm not going to be cliche and say that I can't believe it's been five years already!  No.  Honestly, I can't believe it's been only five years.  It seems like an eternity ago since you were born.  In five years you've lived in four houses, three states and have learned how to walk, talk, swim, write, whistle and swing by yourself!  I love your drawings,your inability to accept the negative (two strong traits you get from your Daddy) your fascination with George Washington and your acceptance that you cannot marry Trey because while he loves Jesus, he is still a Tennessee fan:).  

Happy Birthday to Kate the Great.  
Love you my sweet girl!! 


  1. Happy birthday to little Miss Kate! She sounds like an absolute sweetheart. I think her and Graham would get along!

    P.S. Kate is one of my all time favorite girl names. It was always on my short list when I was pregnant!

  2. Happy Birthday to sweet Kate.

    I woke up thinking about all the Davenports this morning. We love you and pray for the Lord to bless you. Thank you for your sacrifice. Please send our thanks to Richard!