A few days ago my other daughter Stephanie was here and we looked at some old videos of the family from way back when. I have just recently had all my VHS tapes converted to DVD and Stephanie wanted to see some of when Kaitlyn was little.
We wound up watching a DVD that had Easter of 1996 in it when Kaitlyn was 6 years old. It was of the Easter egg hunt we had at my mom’s every Easter.
Oh the spectacle it was! As I said, Kaitlyn was 6 years old and her sister was 10. Both of them along with some of their cousins were running around hunting Easter eggs. Kaitlyn was running around like fury so fast that we could hardly keep the camera on her when we were trying to get her in the video. Oh she wanted so many eggs.
Once she and Stephanie saw an egg at the same time but Stephanie got to it first. Kaitlyn was not pleased and started crying and having was what we call in the south “a hissy fit.” Her daddy said, “Now Kaitlyn Stephanie got to it first.” And Kaitlyn said “Well I wanted it!” A second later she was over that and continued to fly around the yard. The Easter basket was almost as big as she was and was weighted down so heavily with eggs that she had to drag it on the grass. During this process she fell down and ALL her eggs came out of the basket onto the grass. She stopped and hurriedly picked them up and put them all back in the basket. So there she went, dragging a basket full of eggs, knees skinned and bleeding, running like fury and still hunting eggs.
That was Kaitlyn. I forgot how very determined she was as a child. I had forgotten she knew how to cry and get mad too. Kaitlyn was born determined and stayed that way.
We laughed all the way through the video. Even though almost 17 years later to the day in April she would be gone, we still enjoyed the memory and Kaitlyn’s personality.