My relationship with Kitty began when I was only ten years old. For the years that followed, I was connected to her as a piano student, a caregiver to her precious children (who are all grown up now), and through praise and worship. Throughout these connections, we became friends.
Kitty imparted to me one of the greatest gifts I think exists in the world: the gift of giving. I can remember her buying me Easter dresses and my first prom dress just because she wanted to bless me. Her giving continued throughout my adolescent years. It wasn’t just the dresses or the piano lessons that she gave, but it was the heart and significance behind it. And, she gave with no expectation.
She doesn’t give because her life has been without heartaches and broken roads. She has endured more than most. She gives because she chooses to live no other way. Kitty understands and lives out that she is “His hands and His feet.” She takes the call to be like Jesus seriously. Like we all should.
I could say so much more about Kitty besides her generosity. Like the fact that she loves and cares for people deeply. That she seeks Christ for direction and listens….really listens to His voice. That her dedication to the house of God has been steadfast. And, how she always put her children first and took the role as a mother as her greatest call.
Just as Kitty has blessed me, I hope I always bless others. She gave, and she continues to give. May we all receive the gift of giving and be more like Him.
But just as you excel in everything…see that you also excel in this grace of giving. 2 Corinthians 8:7