Huggins pens children’s Christian book

Published 3:20 pm Tuesday, May 10, 2016

By SANDRA THAMES / Community Columnist

Local resident and author of a new children’s Christian book, “Button’s Gift,” Kathy Huggins is one busy lady.

Huggins, a retired registered nurse at Brookwood Medical Center, originally began her college career at Auburn University at Montgomery with the dream of becoming a doctor.

After a year of having “met” chemistry and advanced math she changed her degree pursuit to nursing.

Kathy Huggins, a former nurse at Brookwood, is the author of a new children's Christian book titled "Button's Gift." (Contributed)

Kathy Huggins, a former nurse at Brookwood, is the author of a new children’s Christian book titled “Button’s Gift.” (Contributed)

From AUM she transferred to UAB where she graduated with a degree in nursing.  Later at Brookwood she would work in Labor and Delivery, Ante partum Testing, Maternal Fetal Medicine and Pre Admission Testing.

“I loved being with the patients and sharing their birthing experiences with them,” says Huggins.

At Spring Creek Presbyterian Church she has taught Sunday School to all ages, been a part of the Kreek Kids Sunday night program, been a part of Vacation Bible School, fall festivals, Easter egg hunts and many other activities.

For the past 15 years, she has been the Children’s Director at Spring Creek.

Huggins met husband Tony while she was attending nursing school and he was in electronics school.

They have three children: Dr. Nicki Hill, a Montgomery optometrist; Mandi Broadhead, the mother of the Huggins’ two granddaughters and also a nursery teacher at Cornerstone; and Scott, who graduated this month from Auburn University with a degree in Aviation Management.

Huggins loves to garden, draw and play with the kiddos at church and her grandchildren.

When she was working she also had time to lead a Girl Scout troop and coach girls softball.

Huggins loves to create and usually has several projects she is working on.

Huggins says, “Writing ‘Button’s Gift’ started with a dream I had several years ago.  God gently called me to write this story and I had plenty of reasons why I couldn’t do this. I’m not a writer, I’m too busy, I don’t have the money. I finally realized that God trusted me to write this story so I needed to trust Him to give me what was needed to fulfill his call. I trusted and obeyed and the blessings have been more than I ever imagined.”

Says Huggins, “Isn’t it wonderful that God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things!”