Kathy Harbin was born Thursday, March 10, 1949 at St Margaret Hospital, daughter of Charles Harbin and Thelma Harbin. She grew up in Carnegie and attended Carnegie Jr. High and Carnegie Sr. High. She graduated in 1967. Deciding then to live a life in service of other people, which she still does to this day on a daily basis, she attended St Margaret Memorial School of Nursing. She graduated in June of 1970.
She lived in the same house with her parents until the day she was married. A friend of my father's introduced her to Dan Sedley and on June 8, of 1974 at St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Carnegie they were married. On March, 11, 1977 she gave birth to me.
For 29 years she has encourged me in everything I do. In Jr. High I was the smartest soccer player on the field, I always knew the right position to be in. In High School she encourged me to run for Student Government. In college she encourged my Philosophy and Political Science double major. After college, when I knew she would rather me stay home she encourged my move to Indianapolis. In here first visit to Indianapolis after I moved out here, I remember her being in tears on my doorstep somewhat worried that my neighborhood wasn't the safest, yet she was positive throughout and wouldn't say those words aloud. In high school, none of the girls I dated were good enough for me. She fed my ego which still exists to this day. Now, every girl I date (few and far between, but still) sounds "lovely." This can only mean my taste has improved, as she is right more often than wrong.
Throughout high school and college she made our house in Mt Laurel, NJ a second home to any of her childrens friends. It still is a second home. To this day, my friends all still ask about her. They all have memories of huge dinners at our house or Sundays full of one appetizer platter after another. These friends also seem to be able to remind me of stories when she cut me down to size when my ego was getting to big, to the humor of everyone in the house.
For 29 years, she has been a constant friend, a source of encourgement, and along with my father the guiding influence in my life. Today is her birthday. Happy, Birthday, Mom.