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Note From Team LO: In honor of Sadie and Christian’s wedding day quickly approaching, we have invited some very special people to share letters of love, encouragement, and wisdom. Today we have Sadie’s cousin, Katelyn!

Sister,

It’s not often that a big cousin looks up to her younger cousin, but that’s the truth in our case. I have loved every second of being your big cousin and watching you grow. From my little sidekick when you were young and just loving you so much that it hurt, to this beautiful woman of whom I am so proud. I am honored to be, not only your family, but your friend. I delight in watching you light up every space you walk in to and as you share your joy with everyone you see. You have always been an original. You know who you are, whose you are and you always stick to what you know to be true.

You are about to step into marriage, and I challenge you to think about being “original” in a new light, Gods original design for marriage. His plan for us to live in perfect unity with Him and with one another. We are to honor Him in creating a partnership and grow in your relationship with Him and each other. It isn’t about your happiness, but about spiritual intimacy, learning who God is and what He created relationships to be, becoming more holy. This is actually more satisfying than a self-serving, happiness seeking marriage (not that you won’t experience heaps of happiness along the way!).

It isn’t always easy, but God has given us tools to equip us! He gave us His word, Holy Spirit, and people! Our family has been the greatest resource for me and I pray you will use all of us through your journey. I am so thankful for our big ole family and the legacy of love that has been set before us. I pray that it will continue with us and our generation. But, I KNOW it can’t be done on our own merit (trust me, I’ve been trying for nearly 10 years, ha!).

I do believe the only way for us to continue this Legacy of love is through total dependence on Him and surrendering daily to His plan for marriage.

I am so thankful for Christian in your life and thankful for you in his life. Partnering with someone you love is a true gift in life. Partnering with a purpose-sharing the gospel- is the greatest gift! You are a power couple and I can’t wait to see how the Lord uses you for His Kingdom.

I love you and keep it original,

Kate

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  • Avatar Abby Thornton says:

    Sadie!! I just wanna say that I am a huge fan of you and all you do! I love everything you do, and stand for! Thanks for being a HUGE role model for girls everywhere! 🥰💛 I myself have a fearless story so I can relate to you on that. I have read your Live Original book and it really encouraged me! Love you Sadie Robertson!! Xoxo

  • Avatar Alexis Beery says:

    Hey Sadie!
    Watching you and your family on Duck Dynasty truly helped me through a hard time in my life! You are an inspiration and you are a person that shines Gods light to everyone! “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭28:19‬ ‭You are making disciples by loving on everyone and showing your kindness, the very love and kindness that God has shown you throughout your whole life! “The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.””
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:23‬ ‭NIV‬‬
    “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:24‬ ‭NIV‬‬
    I’m so excited for your marriage and am always praying for you and your family and will now be praying for you and your husband! Thank you God for bringing Sadie into this world. I pray that you would continue to protect her, bless her marriage with Christian, and guide her threw all of life’s adventures. I pray that she would always know how much she is loved most importantly by you God. Amen.

  • Avatar Freddy Kagin says:

    Sadie you are truly a blessing to Christ Jesus and His mercy and joy and peace and love and of faith over fear!!! A true joy to my heart may the God of all true love and mercy and peace and joy and forgiveness and Grace bring you blessings and to your new husband to be!!! Keep shining!!! It’s a true blessing to my heart to be a Robertson myself by blood. But to be in the True family of God in Christ Jesus is most important!!! And to share this with you!!! You are a true gift of the Grace of God in Christ Jesus!!! Freddy!!! Your Brother in Christ Jesus. And distant cosine !!!

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