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My name is not Katie Lee, but it once was my name.
Fred and Sarah did not have any children. They had hoped and prayed for a child for six long years. Finally one day they realized that a baby was on the way to their home and they were so excited and thankful.
Preparation for the arrival day started that very day. My mother began to make baby clothes and my Dad began making a cradle and a high chair. And all the time they were spreading the good news.
Nine months later a beautiful and healthy baby girl arrived on December twenty-third. She was almost a Christmas Day baby, but two days ahead of time was fine with Fred and Sarah.
She weighed in at six pounds and four ounces and really was a gift from God and an answer to many prayers.
When I was six weeks old and my Dad was rocking me, he said to my Mom. You know, Katie looks so much like your mother. We should have named her Celia.
My grandmother’s name was Celia and my grandfather’s name was Joseph, but everyone called him Joe.
A short time later they wrote to the Bureau of Vital Statics and requested that my name be changed to Celia Jo.
They were surprised when a copy of my birth certificate came back and a line had been drawn through the name Katie Lee and Celia Jo written just above Katie Lee. I suppose doing it this way everyone can see that my name was legally changed.
Three years later Annette was born and five years later Wynelle was born into our family.
My sisters and I were raised in a Christian home and we spent most every Sunday morning in church with our grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Afterwards, we went to granny and papa’s house. Ate dinner with everyone and then spent the afternoon playing.
I am thankful that we had a close knit family and for my up-bring among a lot of our relatives. We all learned godly wisdom at the feet of our elders and by their example.
What a wonderful heritage to proclaim!
“You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name” (Psalm 61:5).