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Kathryn Bradley was born on 2/5/91 and given a Hawaiian name Kahiwalani meaning "Gift From Heaven" She has been a special gift from the day she was born.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy 21st Birthday Kathryn

Kathryn’s 21st Birthday 2/5/12


Today is Kathryn’s 21st birthday. It is a beautiful day just like she would have wanted. She would not have been happy about Super Bowl being on her birthday at all. This was the year of special birthdays with Mom just turning 50 in August, Kathryn turning 21 today and Richard turning 25 (a quarter of a century) on the 9th. I was looking forward to celebrating Kathryn’s and Richard’s birthdays with great enthusiasm this year in particular.

Tonight we will celebrate Kathryn’s birthday with a few of her favorite things. We will have a pancake dinner. Of course the pancakes will be made into shapes like kitties and pandas. Candles for Kathryn’s pancakes. We will then have a bond fire in our back yard followed up by fireworks. We have fireworks for very special days like this. We will have just a few friends and family.

During Kathryn’s life she has done so much. I read the messages and how she inspired so many people. I think her inspiration came from the fact that she believed in you. She would tell you that you could do something that you yourself didn’t think you could. “I have faith in you.” I bet many of you heard those words. She did have faith in people. I don’t sew but she had faith in me to make prom dresses for her. She even wanted me to make her wedding dress for her. “I have faith in you Mom.” She did and I would make the dresses. I just wish I were still going to make that wedding dress.


1.) Viewing is the 11th anytime between 1 and 5 at Mountain View Funeral home in
Lakewood, WA
2.) The Service and Celebration of Life is on the 25th at Noon at Emmanuel Lutheran
Church 1315 North Stevens
3.) Don’t wear black – Bright and Vibrant just like Kathryn

What Can You Do
1.) If you know what a Luminaria is please make a beautiful one for Kathryn and mail it to our home prior to the service. We will be using them in the service. Address: 6711 71st St Ct W Lakewood, WA 98499

2.) If you don’t know what a Luminaria is you can bring a vase of flowers for the tables – but make sure it has a bright bow around the vase. Let Carol (Mom) know if you are bringing a vase of flowers so we can keep track of how many.

3.) If you would like to bring food to the Celebration of Life just let Carol (Mom) know that too. We will have main items already provided.

Carol’s email: cab82461@yahoo.com

4.) Bring your stories and smiles. Bring your happiness!

5.) I know some people like to give Money. If you would like to do this you may make a check out to Camp Goodtimes. Kathryn would be so happy to know that people are donating on her behalf to her favorite place.

Yesterday I spoke at the Kick Off for the Fife/Milton/Edgewood Relay for Life.
I had taken on Kathryn’s strength some how. I spoke without too many tears. I spoke of Kathryn’s love and devotion to Relay and Camp Goodtimes. Her photo was up on the screen behind me with that huge captivating smile. Maybe this is what gave me the strength. Usually Kathryn spoke without the tears and I would cry like a baby. It was good for me to speak about Kathryn’s passions. It was good to share her enthusiasm and encourage people through her. This is their first Relay and I know they will pull it off and far surpass their fundraising goal.

Tomorrow I will let you know more about the Birthday Party.

Happy Birthday Kathryn!!!


  1. Happy "21"st Birthday to our dear Special K.. Miss K..K-Ryan..Panda..Best Friend..Second Daughter....and now our Special Angel above looking over us!! Each of this family's life you have touched beyond an expression of words. We celebrate you and your special day. Thank you Kathryn for all your special love you have placed in our hearts! Your Larson Family :)

  2. Aw! What a beautiful way to celebrate! I have so many memories of eating pancakes after sleepovers at your house! The last couple times I hung out with Kathryn she reminded me of the time we tried to make pancakes at my house but added too much water to the batter... Woops! A little messy but I'm pretty sure we ate them anyways!! Miss you Panda! Happy Birthday!! Love you guys!