I am Kate Baumgarten and I’m 27 years old. I currently reside in California. I have three older sisters, one younger brother, and one younger sister. Two of my older sisters and my younger brother are married and have families of their own. My other older sister is a Police Officer in Northern California and my younger sister continues to live at home, goes to school, and works part time as a Preschool Teacher. My parents have now been working in the Medical Profession for 37 years.
I have a strong love and passion for reading, writing, working with my Horse Sabre, listening to music, Line Dancing, photography and putting projects together with photos, spending time with my family and friends, loving on my happy & neurotic Jack Russell Terrier Mountie Jack Riley (8yo in Feb 2018), and of course binge watch When Calls the Heart.
I graduated high school June 3, 2008 just 20 days before my 18th birthday. I’ve been attending a Community College on and off since August 2008 working on my Associates of Science Degree. I only have 5-6 more classes to go before I complete my degree. My dream career is to become a Veterinary Assistant and possibly a Veterinary Technician. Haven’t made any decisions yet about being a Vet Tech but still have plenty of time to decide. My focus right now is to finish my degree then go from there.
I have been watching When Calls the Heart since January 11, 2014 (Day 1). At this time, the whole 4th Season and its 7thepisode My Heart Will Go On are my favorites. Anyone who has watched the full season and that certain episode will know exactly why I would choose those as my favorite season and episode. In fact, I heard from several reliable sources that not only did Season 4 have super strong ratings but also My Heart Will Go On had the most viewers than any other episode in the series. It’s definitely amazing.
You know, I love all of the characters but Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow) is number one on my list. We’re so very similar and I can connect to her the most. Elizabeth and I share the passion and love for reading and writing, the dream of becoming an author, socializing with others we’re comfortable being around, we’re both very strong, compassionate, independent, kind, intelligent (my IQ is 127), caring, considerate, protective, soft spoken, laid-back, love to have fun, loving, trustworthy, honest, and patient. There are many similarities with the ones listed as only being a few of them.
I love When Calls the Heart because it’s clean, no violence, no cursing, no inappropriate sexual content you see on tv and media nowadays, Christian/Godly Based, teaches morals and values, friendships, trials and triumphs, family oriented, humor, positive and so much more. Also, When Calls the Heart has made a huge difference in my daily life. I became sick with a lifelong disease called Erythromelalgia (EM) also known as Man Burning Alive Syndrome in 2014. Erythromelalgia is incurable, extremely rare, excruciatingly painful (24/7) as well as potentially fatal. On my difficult sleepless nights due to the unfortunate circumstances, visiting Hope Valley helps on so many levels. When Calls the Heart also continues to inspire me to keep Fighting the Good Fight.
I am so beyond grateful for When Calls the Heart and all the people involved as it has positively impacted and changed lives including mine.