There are so many reasons why my wife, Katelyn, is so incredibly awesome. In fact, there might be to many reasons to list, but I’m going to enumerate a couple of things. First of all, if you haven’t seen her art, then you are missing out on some awesome talent. She has an amazing gift. Her work with clay leaves a little to be desired… but the way she draws and the things she can draw, truly AMAZING! Her painting skills…amazing. She is a great artist and I am happy to, in anyway shape or form, be a part of her creative processes.
Secondly she is a great example of unconditional love. So, she married an idiot and I think that she is quickly coming to that realization but she loves me all the same. In fact, she loves me more and more everyday, which is scary. Sometimes it makes me wonder if there is something wrong in her head like she does not comprehend how dumb I am sometimes… but then I realize that she is perfectly sane, saner then most I would say. Christ teaches unconditional love, so the practice of such a thing is God like, right? Very sane, very awesome woman is Katelyn Fagan.
Lastly, for those who don’t know at this point, Katelyn and I are expecting a little one in little less than six and a half months. When we were originally talking about having children I felt like we needed to start trying after we got home from our trip to the East Coast this summer. We felt some minor hesitations so we started to talk “logically” about what we should do and figured out that “logically” we should hold off till November because that would be the best time for us. Well, as time went on I still felt reservations about this. When we got back from our vacation something came up and we found ourselves in the Dr.’s office having to get a pregnancy test. The test came back negative, but I felt something strong through the experience. I told her that I really felt like we needed to reconsider and start praying about it more. We were already going to the temple quite frequently at the time which I think was a great blessing as the Spirit is strong there and the veil thin. My petitions concerning Katelyn and I growing our family did not go unanswered. I felt very strongly that we needed to start trying to have children. Katelyn on the other hand got no such assurances at the time. That being said her response to what I was feeling was one of faith. Faith that her husband, though an idiot at times, was the patriarch of the family and held the Priesthood of God; faith that God would not lead her and her husband the wrong way nor would He leave them alone. We have been greatly blessed because of her faith. Since her act of faith we have seen blessing after blessing, we see clear paths for us both to graduate, gained financial support in amazing ways, and have been blessed with hearing the heart beat of our little child.
Katelyn is awesome, and I am so thankful to have her in my life. Her smile is infectious and I often marvel at how deeply and truly she loves me. I know I tell you this all the time, but I love you Katelyn.