Thursday, January 20, 2011

Love Your Singles!

I'm asked many times a month (not kidding), "Why aren't you married?" I usually reply back, "I have no idea." In all honesty, I do know why. Haven't met the right one. Thought I have one or two times, but thankfully the Lord above pulls me back to Single Street. Thank God.

Now why Jesus is delaying such...cause when it's right it will be more than right. I've picked up the line and I'm sticking to it: "I have a great life. Blessed beyond measure. If someone can make it better, lets go out." Some say "too picky"...as if I'm picking out fruit or the perfect outfit. I'm not picky. Just know myself. I simply have the beauty of insight, reality, and a lot of HOPE for my 34 year young heart.

In honor of Kelly's "Love Your Singles" Day, I thought it would be the the most fun (of course I did) if my friends wrote a little about me - as if they were each posting on their make believe blog about their favorite single: me. I asked six friends to write a paragraph describing me. That's all I said. Promise. And, here is what I received back:

Andy claims...
The phrase the "best the world has to offer" was really meant for Kate. This is no cliche in describing her. She has drawn from so many experiences and so many people that she herself is a testament to world class. A daughter of a Chicago and New York City native, and raised in Texas, she brings about the electricity and the stature, the class and wit, and the charm and beauty of those respective places in such a way that truly not many can compare to what she has to offer. Through all these experiences though what echoes through and through, no doubt represented by her scores of friends, her dedication to her Irish Catholic roots, and her cherished family bonds, are her beliefs in the aspects of life that truly matter-faith, family and friends. I think so much can be learned about someone by what kind of surprise party is thrown for that person. Kate has had several surprise parties, but to give you an idea of what those parties look like and in turn what kind of person she is: the evite list is long, the venue is always big, the decorations are always exquisite, the number of volunteering hosts is overwhelming, her guests are of all age groups, her family is always there, the party has plenty of food and spirit to accommodate all people and all tastes, a dance party always breaks out with great music from the 70's and 80's, people never want to leave, and for days, it is the talk of town. In that describes who Kate is. She is beloved, respected, honored and cherished. She gives so much to others that they always want to give back. She knows how to have a good time, and relishes in living life in pure joy over any kind of cynicism or despair. She is an optimist and a fighter, and very much values the sacrifices that have been made for her and the people that have made her who she is. In turn, she has been the a guiding light for so many others. Everyday is a holiday with Kate; she makes life worth celebrating because she is worth celebrating.

Blake believes...
The stories I could tell about Kate! Every one of them represents a quality we all love about her, chief among them her ability to make everyone around her feel at ease, her spontaneity, her sense of humor, and her compassion. These qualities are apparent to everyone she interacts with, from her closest friends and family to people who may have only met her once. One of the things I admire most about Kate is how well she balances so much in her life, including making an impact on young lives with her full-time job working with students, teaching her church confirmation classes, and serving her national sorority organization. Yet, most importantly, she always has the time to be there for the people in her life…and host a party or two (or twenty-seven).

Kim writes....
In the 1965 musical The Sound of Music, the exasperated nuns at Nonneberg Abbey sang, “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?” I am just as bewildered when asked “how do you describe Kate Stanton?” How do I describe someone who is unlike anyone else? It would be easy to say Kate is beautiful, smart, successful, has a wonderful sense of humor and more stamina than the Energizer bunny, because she is all of those things. The problem, however, is we all know beautiful, smart, funny women in our lives, so talking only about those traits doesn’t due her justice. I believe what sets Kate apart is how generously and cheerfully she gives of herself and her time to others. Kate is always doing something for someone else. Period. Whether it’s volunteering for her sorority, her church, her community, or taking McDonalds to a child at school on his or her birthday, Kate gives like no other person I’ve known. The nuns were frustrated with Maria because they felt she had too joyful a personality for abbey life. Although Kate is a devoted Catholic, I think the nuns would have had the same issue with her: they wouldn’t be able to catch a cloud and pin it down.

Nick thinks...
Kate is a drop of sunshine. She brightens your day she warms your heart. She is a steadfastly positive person but never so much that it offends reason. Kate sees the world clearly. She’s a woman of strong character and is a talented professional. Kate strongly embraces her faith. She is a woman of culture, intellect and great taste. Kate is a treasure to those lucky enough to call her a friend. She is a delight to her acquaintances. If everyone acted every day with Kate’s warm, friendly, loving, unselfish, giving spirit, the world would know more friendship, community and true love.

Kami says...
Kate and Kami. That's how it's always been since we became roommates in college and best friends. Kate is an amazing friend, sister, daughter, aunt, teacher, leader and so much more. Her endless drive to do better and to give to others inspires me and I know so many others. She truly has a servant's heart whether she is dealing with family, friends, co-workers or strangers. Kate can easily go from sipping champagne at a gala to having a cold one watching the Sooners. She loves to laugh and find the joy in everyday things. She has never met a stranger but if she did she would be fast friends with them! Celebrating life's moments no matter how big or small is a passion of hers. Kate will no doubt be an incredible wife and mother someday.

Lori states...
Hi Everyone! I would like to introduce to you, the one, the only, the amazing, Kate! We all have that friend who we look up to and admire. Kate is that friend for me. First, but not most important, she has great hair. Her bangs do the most perfect swoop...and her natural curls are way better than mine. Don't get me started on her long eyelashes and clothes. I met Kate in 1995 at the University of Oklahoma at the Delta Gamma house on Bid Day. Later, I became her Big Sis (or Anchormate as we were called). In the 16 years we have been sisters I have seen how this woman has not only enriched my life but EVERYONE around her. Kate has been blessed with a FUN family. These people know how to have a good time. They travel the world together, have beautiful traditions, wild holidays and endless love and smiles. Kate loves celebrating...not just special days on the calendar, but everyday. It could be a hand written note or a sweet gift or throwing you a party. She can throw a beautiful party. Every detail is perfect in a Collin Cowie/Martha Stewart/Barefoot Contessa sort of way. Kate is a giver. Her devotion to service is unmatched to any other person I know. She gives to her community, her church, her friends, and much more. I don't know how she does it. Kate is a strong woman of faith. She loves the Lord and it shows. Kate is just simply put...FUN. She has an energy about her that is contagious. People are just drawn to her. Her ability to make a connection with others is remarkable. I think there may have been a time someone had started a Kate Stanton fan club. Maybe I should start a Kate Stanton Fan page on Facebook....hmmmm. She is warm, funny, a touch of silly, put together, sparkly, confident, smart, successful, gracious and wonderful. When I grow up, I want to be her....and if you knew her, you would too! I just cannot say enough about My Anchormate. I love her. I'd like to raise a toast. (hold up your diet coke) Here's to Kate! Cheers!

People ask what I want....this is the kind of love I want. This kind of heart. This level of passion. This level of dedication and treasured hope for one another. Please pray for this sweet couple... that they may be granted many, many years. May each of us know this kind of love. (stop playlist music - so you can enjoy this beautiful video.)




Please leave a comment if you know a Mr. Wonderful or better yet, Mr. Wonderful is welcome to leave a comment.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kate,
I am so proud of you for waiting for the right one. So many people that I know get married just to "be married" and often times these end in divorce. God DOES have a plan for you. You might think it's easy for a married girl to say that but coming from someone who didn't have a single long term relationship until I was 21 while all my friends had serious boyfriends in highschool, I know what it's like to wait for God's perfect timing. I will say a special prayer for you tonight.

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Laurie said...

By the way, my name is Laurie and my blog is www.scrapbookforbusymom.blogspot.com.

bella said...

You seem like such a loving, kind, and caring individual. You will find the right man eventually. God's timing is always best.